[postgis-devel] [PostGIS] #944: typmod support for PostGIS geometry

PostGIS trac at osgeo.org
Thu May 12 23:54:33 PDT 2011

#944: typmod support for PostGIS geometry
 Reporter:  robe         |       Owner:  pramsey      
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new          
 Priority:  medium       |   Milestone:  PostGIS 2.0.0
Component:  postgis      |     Version:  trunk        
 Keywords:               |  

Comment(by mcayland):

 Gosh - this all sounds really really horrible and likely to come back and
 bite us later. Hard.

 It sounds as if we just need a generic "GEOMETRY" type we can put in the
 typmod that will allow any type of geometry within the column. If you're
 really foolish enough to be mixing geometry types in a single column then
 you're definitely not adhering to the OGC standard, so I don't see lack of
 adherence to the OGC specification being an issue here.

 Oh and talking about OGC spec compliance - even if we do get rid of the
 geometry_columns table, we still need to keep the AddGeometryColumn() and
 DropGeometryColumn() functions, even if they don't actually end up doing

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/ticket/944#comment:11>
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