I have a polygon in a test that appears to be processed incorrectly and it ends up triggering an
InvalidShapeException. The points are:
-175, 20 180, 15 -177, 10 180, 5 -175, 0 -175, 20
(minor update: This also fails if you use -180 instead of 180, if that makes this easier to visualize. It's a sideways isosceles trapezoid with an indent on the shorter side)
MultiPolygon that fails has this
MULTIPOLYGON (((-180 5, -180 15, -177 10, -180 5)), ((-180 15, -180 5, -175 0, -175 20, -180 15)))
And the validation error is this:
Self-intersection at or near point (-180.0, 5.0, NaN)
So you can see it decided to split out a concave triangle with the two points that touch the dateline. I tried tracing this but I wasn't really able to understand why. Regardless, this seems to be a "valid" geometry that ends up being invalid due to query processing.
Right now my planned workaround is to nudge points on the dateline slightly, but I don't think that's guaranteed to be correct, so I'm curious about other workarounds/fixes.