[postgis-users] geometry types

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue May 20 14:50:55 PDT 2008

Karina Guardado wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to know if there is support for Surface, Curve, TIN, 
> Triangle, PolyedralSurface and LinearRing in Postgis.


I believe that there is not.  Normally Surface, and Curve are
uninstantiatable geometry classes (they only exist to relate
particular concrete geometry types).  So there is an SQL-MM
MULTISURFACE, but no general curve or surface.  This may be
of help:


I do not believe there is any support for the SF 1.2 PolyhedralSurface
or TIN types.  LinearRing is also not a concrete type as I understand
it, but only exists as a conceptual name for a ring in a polygon.  But
it is not a first class object that can stand on it's own though of
course we have the LineString.

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