[postgis-devel] Fixed precision for ST_Intersection, ST_Union, etc.

Daniel Baston dbaston at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 04:47:49 PST 2016

You're right, I didn't describe that well.  I should say instead that these
functions aren't using GEOS' behavior of cleaning up topological collapses
indeed doing a pointwise precision reduction, which should be a no-op in my
use case but may not be in others.


On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 4:53 AM, Sandro Santilli <strk at keybit.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 09, 2016 at 07:20:57PM -0500, Daniel Baston wrote:
> > Branch is at https://github.com/postgis/postgis/pull/100
> > * GEOS provides the ability to reduce a geometry's precision, cleaning up
> > topological collapses that may result from coordinate movement.  These
> > functions don't take advantage of this behavior; they assume that the
> user
> > is providing geometry whose coordinates are in fact precise at the level
> > specified.  I do think there should be a separate ST_ReducePrecision to
> > allow a user to take advantage of this feature.
> As far as I know the only way to request use of fixed-precision
> through the GEOS C-API is by invoking the function that does
> encode the precision into the GEOS version of the geometry and at
> the same time rounds its coordinates to it, so there should be
> no way to report a precision assumption to GEOS (as of GEOS
> trunk C-API).
> How else did you implement the precision support, if not using
> those functions (GEOSGeom_setPrecision_r) ?
> --strk;
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