Can we fit ellipse in irregular polygon shapefile in QGIS like Find maximum radius of circle that will fit within an irregular polygon?

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    What do what to maximize in case of your ellipse? Its area? It longest length? Because ellipses are not as symmetrical as circles, you have to ask yourself that 1 more question. Mar 31 '21 at 19:57
  • Sure, you can, though it might be only approximate, and not a best fit, even after extensive computation.
    – Vince
    Apr 1 '21 at 3:06
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    This is more a mathematical question than a GIS question. There are various papers. For example - citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/… Apr 2 '21 at 0:11
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    @TomBrennan its a mathematical problem for convex polygons, but a computational one for irregular concave shapes.
    – Spacedman
    Apr 2 '21 at 7:29

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