Ticket #267 (closed enhancement: wontfix)
Use of GUC to determine default (sphere/spheroid) calculation for geography
|Reported by:||robe||Owned by:||pramsey|
I think we had discussed the use of defining GUCs at least for some other PostGIS thing since PostgreSQL allows modules to load custom GUCs. Forget what we were thinking for before to use it for, and forget why we decided against it.
It would seem that that would be the ideal way of allowing people to control which measurement behavior they would prefer for the ST_Area, ST_Distance etc. functions and we could default this behavior to sphere as we are doing currently.
This we may need to table till postgis 2.0.