[postgis-users] hexagonal grid

Randall, Eric ERandall at eriecountygov.org
Thu May 29 09:04:36 PDT 2008

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Subject: Re: [postgis-users] hexagonal grid

> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 7:08 AM, Randall, Eric <ERandall at eriecountygov.org>
> > Has anyone created a method for generating a hexagonal grid over a polygon
> envelope using postgis? Thought I'd ask before setting out.  Thanks.

Hi Eric

I haven't specifically done this in PostGIS, but have briefly looked into
something similar with a colleague who uses R extensively, and was looking at
cellular automata modelling over a hexagonal grid. He was using such a dataset
in R, & there were a few ways this could be transferred to PostGIS, including
the R:gdal package, or a dump/parse/reformat/import script.


   Brent Wood
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I've heard of the hexbin() function/package in splus/R that does this.
Is that what you were using? I'm hoping to do something in PostGIS itself.  


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