[postgis-devel] LWGEOM -- inital version ready for testing
dblasby at refractions.net
Thu Apr 29 11:52:12 PDT 2004
There's an inital version of LWGEOM available for testing. The indexes
it makes are about 40% smaller, and there's a very significant reduction
of the actual geometry size. It natively supports 2D, 3D, and 4D
Its been tested on a Linux (Intel) machine and a Solaris (Sparc)
machine. Norman says it compiles on Windows (cygwin), so it should also
If you checkout a CVS copy of PostGIS, you'll see a "lwgeom/" directory.
There's a README file here with lots of details on how to use it.
In summary, to test out the LWGEOM on your system:
Please let me know if you're tried it out and if you had any problems.
ps. I've attached the README file - it contains more detail of how to
use the LWGEOM type.
pps. Thanks to Ralph Mason who did lots of work doing a lex/yacc WKT/WKB
parser and writers.
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