[postgis-users] Calculate the distance
schabi at logix-tt.com
Mon Aug 7 08:05:25 PDT 2006
gates jr wrote:
> My Question is : what measure unit that’s return by this query? Meters?
> Miles? Or another? If it’s not in meters how could I convert it to meters?
Its the original unit of your coordinates, which might be rather
meanlingless depending on your original coordinate system.
To get meaningful values, you can either:
- Reproject to a metric coordinate system
- use distance_spheroid
- use distance_sphere (faster, but approximates, and works only for
long/lat based coordinate systems)
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