[postgis] distance(geometry,geometry) function

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Jul 24 13:27:20 PDT 2001

> I know PROJ allows one to calculate the great-circle distance between
> two point, but does it calculate the point of closest approach between
> two lines?


No.  You have a good point.  There is alot more to true geodetic geometry
than just computing great circles.  

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