[postgis-devel] [PostGIS] #1683: Add ST_Translate(geography, ...)

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Wed Nov 14 14:34:00 PST 2012

#1683: Add ST_Translate(geography, ...)
 Reporter:  strk         |       Owner:  pramsey      
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new          
 Priority:  medium       |   Milestone:  PostGIS 2.1.0
Component:  postgis      |     Version:  trunk        
 Keywords:               |  

Comment(by pramsey):

 This is a lot less obvious that something like ST_Buffer, because
 translate is very sensitive to what the cartesian system actually is. A
 translate that ends up round-tripping into polar stereographic, for
 example, could provide very surprising results to people!

 A more deterministic variation would be to make ST_Project accept geometry
 types other than point. The whole object would be moved the desired
 distance and direction, which is what people translating generally want,

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/ticket/1683#comment:1>
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