ENVELOPE() to find the minimum bounding rectangle of a geometric object.
The result is a polygon with four segments, defined by five points. It took me a while to make sense of it, partially because the only documentation that I’ve run across so far for
POLYGON() syntax is in the
ENVELOPE() function mentioned above. I also had to draw a picture to think it through.
They write this:
POLYGON(( MINX MINY, MAXX MINY, MAXX MAXY, MINX MAXY, MINX MINY )), I think this (in pseudocode-ish form):
POLYGON(( $point_a, $point_b, $point_c, $point_d, $point_a )), with the
$point_s corresponding to the diagram.