Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#853 new enhancement


Reported by: strk Owned by: strk
Priority: medium Milestone: PostGIS Fund Me
Component: topology Version: master
Keywords: Cc:


Currently, calling ST_Envelope(TopoGeometry) relies on a cast from TopoGeometry to Geometry, which is more expensive than needed, when only the bounding box is of interest (say, in building an index)

Change History (7)

comment:1 by strk, 13 years ago

More over: we really want a "quick" bounding box here, using caches if available. So maybe this should not be called "Envelope" as the Geometry equivalent (ST_Envelope) does not use the cached bounding box at all.

Probably what I'm looking for would be a BOX2D cast, but it seems we want to get rid of that type completely ? If we could get to whatever bounding box is quick to get and use that in bounding-box based operator it'd make a lot of sense to me.

So, what's the plan here ? Adding another indexable type to replace BOX2D ? Gbox ?

comment:2 by strk, 12 years ago

Milestone: PostGIS FuturePostGIS 2.0.0

So the plan became not doing anything with boxes.

comment:3 by strk, 12 years ago

Milestone: PostGIS 2.0.0PostGIS 2.1.0

comment:4 by robe, 11 years ago

strk - are you planning to do this like within the next month. If not PLEASE push to 2.2

comment:5 by strk, 11 years ago

Component: postgistopology
Milestone: PostGIS 2.1.0PostGIS 2.2.0
Owner: changed from pramsey to strk

comment:6 by strk, 9 years ago

Milestone: PostGIS 2.2.0PostGIS Future

comment:7 by robe, 6 years ago

Milestone: PostGIS FuturePostGIS Fund Me

Milestone renamed

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