[postgis-users] Re: PG 8.0 and PostGIS 1.0 RC1onWindows2003overlap

Mark Cave-Ayland m.cave-ayland at webbased.co.uk
Tue Jan 25 02:04:02 PST 2005

Hi strk,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net 
> [mailto:postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net] On 
> Behalf Of strk at refractions.net
> Sent: 25 January 2005 09:25
> To: Mark Cave-Ayland
> Cc: 'PostGIS Users Discussion'
> Subject: Re: [postgis-users] Re: PG 8.0 and PostGIS 1.0 
> RC1onWindows2003overlap
> Mmm.. I wouldn't use GeometryFromText with a BOX3D argument.
> I think it should only accept 'text' as it has been done with 
> GeomFromWKB only accepting bytea.

No complaints here. We do a lot of queries like "the_geom && BOX3D('1 2 3, 4
5 6')" (and I believe the Mapserver connector uses a similar query) so as
long as these still work, I can live without accepting BOX3D as part of

> Beside this, you can use asEWKT(geometry) to see Extended WKT.

That's the function I couldn't remember then :)

> .. And .. I've found the bug.
> The transform() functoin is failing to transform/recompute an 
> already cached bbox.
> I'm working on it.

Just got your patch, but having Windows/Linux conversion problems ;) Will
try and find a moment to test it at this end later.....

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