[postgis-users] Can I Clip Layers?

strk strk at keybit.net
Thu Mar 25 00:59:25 PST 2004

On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 11:31:33PM -0700, Darren Houston wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I need to know if you can clip a "layer" with a BOX3D in PostGIS. I have a
> water network (multilines and multipolygons) with some of the spatial entities
> included in the BOX3D running over the extents of the BOX3D. I must show these
> spatial entities up to the BOX3D, but no more. For those of you familiar, I
> need this to work just like the clip function in ArcGIS.
> I would have researched this on my own, but a client just re-scheduled the
> demo for this Friday, instead of next Wednesday. There goes my weekend (and
> sleep)!
> Thank you for any help,
> Darren H.

select intersect(<geometry>,<box3d>);
If <box3d> is not a valid arg make it a polygon instead.
You need GEOS.


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