[postgis-users] noob question
lawpoop at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 11:14:32 PDT 2007
On 7/4/07, Webb Sprague <webb.sprague at gmail.com> wrote:
> You might want to look into the "centroid" function. I am not sure if
> that is the best, but it is useful in general.
Sorry ! I forgot to mention the centroid function in my post.
But my main question is, what is the syntax for the centriod function when
using a lot of points? Do I use multipoint?
UPDATE table SET coords = CENTROID(geometryfromtext(' MULTIPOINT( $lat1
$long1, $lat2 $long2, $lat3 $long3)', 4326))
> On 7/4/07, Steve Lefevre <lawpoop at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello all -
> > I'm working on a database with GIS data. In my table, I have columns
> > latitude, longitude, and coordinates, which is the Postgis geometry data
> > type. What I would like to do is find the midpoint or 'average' for any
> > group of points.
> > I have the latitude and longitude, and then I use this syntax to create
> > coordinates column value:
> > UPDATE table SET coords = geometryfromtext('POINT( longitude latitude
> > 4326)
> > ( 4326 is the projection value that I understand is useful in the United
> > States.
> > So now that I have a bunch of lats, longs, and coordinates, I need to
> > the center point for any group of them. I can do a select query to get
> > specific records I'm looking for, and then I can have the list of
> > points, or the coordinate geometry. How then do I take those rows and
> > an SQL st
> > UPDATE table SET coords = geometryfromtext(' MULTIPOINT( $lat1 $long1,
> > $lat2 $long2, $lat3 $long3)', 4326)
> > Can I use the 'coords' geometry object instead?
> > --
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> > -- Pablo Picasso
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