[postgis-devel] geography_columns + geometry_columns

Paul Ramsey pramsey at opengeo.org
Wed Nov 18 19:09:29 PST 2009

This is more of a 2.0 idea, since ideally it depends on having typmod support everywhere, but I am trying to think if there's any reason not to unify geometry_columns and geography_columns into a single view (probably called geometry_columns, but with an extra column to flag type differences for apps that care). 

In general naive applications that don't understand geography can still treat is at geometry-with-epsg-4326 and get perfectly respectable results, and that's all the metadata table is used for, so... any reason not to add this as a 2.0 task?


Paul Ramsey
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