[gdal-dev] Re: OGR Spatialite driver and spatial index

Jukka Rahkonen jukka.rahkonen at mmmtike.fi
Mon Aug 29 06:19:26 EDT 2011

Even Rouault <even.rouault <at> mines-paris.org> writes:

> Hum, the OGR driver was indeed written a bit too naively, assuming that
> MBRIntersects() would be similar to the && operator in PostGIS. Apparently not.
> Strange that this hasn't been reported before, but I assume you can only 
> see the
> difference with big amount of data, like your OSM database (and the
> MBRIntersects() test must be faster than evaluating the spatial filter on OGR
> side, so that's perhaps why it wasn't seen at implementation time). Anyway,
> would you mind opening a Trac ticket about this ? Changing the request to use
> the spatial index table should not be too difficult.

Ticket [GDAL] #4212 done with sample requests which should show the speed
difference and a download link to a test database which is created with ogr2ogr
v. 1.8.1.

-Jukka Rahkonen-

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