[postgis-users] Fast spatial indexing using GiST

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Wed Nov 26 22:22:34 PST 2003

Yes and no. GiST is built into PostgreSQL, it provides a flexible API 
to indexing all sorts of odd things, including spatial things. It was 
originally a separate library, but has been fully integrated in 
PostgreSQL for 5 years now.

On Wednesday, November 26, 2003, at 09:09 PM, Paul Selormey wrote:

> Hello All,
> Reading the PostGIS abstract on freegis.org I found the statement
> "Fast spatial indexing using GiST". Is GiST a separate
> product or library?

      Paul Ramsey
      Refractions Research
      Email: pramsey at refractions.net
      Phone: (250) 885-0632

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