[postgis-devel] [PostGIS] #347: Creating geography type is confusing

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Tue Dec 15 06:44:45 PST 2009

#347: Creating geography type is confusing
  Reporter:  robe     |       Owner:  pramsey      
      Type:  defect   |      Status:  new          
  Priority:  medium   |   Milestone:  PostGIS 1.5.0
 Component:  postgis  |     Version:               
Resolution:           |    Keywords:               
Comment (by pramsey):

 I should be able to force all unknowns to 4326 without issue... one
 question: if I create a table with type geography(point), when I do a \d
 on that table, is it OK to see geography(point, 4326) in the output?

 The second item is a note that we are doing damage to the standard by
 picking a number (4326) and saying it has "meaning". It only has meaning
 within the context of spatial_ref_sys, which is highly mutable,
 unfortunately. For practical purposes, we are probably on safe ground, but
 I'm just saying...

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/ticket/347#comment:2>
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