[postgis-users] Need help with a query - resending

Paragon Corporation lr at pcorp.us
Thu Jul 17 02:49:31 PDT 2008

It got thru the first time,  I just don't think people have too many
thoughts on it since it is a litte out of the ordinary.  So you always want
the closest upper tunnel.
One thought that comes to mind is to use the overlap/above bounding box
operator (but that would only work if your lines fit nicely in
non-overlapping bounding boxes.).  To get true above below ( I'm actually
not sure that has any meaning with lines vs. right and left which would
depend on the directionality of your line).
So something like below - note I am using the new ST_DWithin function
introduced in 1.3 and the new naming conventions - so you may need to change
back to what you had and add the  |&> operator if you are running an older
version of PostGIS.
SELECT name, road_type 
FROM $road_net 
ST_DWithin(ST_Transform(geometry, $srid) ,
ST_Transform(ST_geomfromtext('POINT($lon $lat)',4326),$srid), 150.1)
AND road_type = 67 AND ST_Transform(geometry, $srid) |&>
ST_Transform(ST_geomfromtext('POINT($lon $lat)',4326),$srid)
ST_transform(ST_geomfromtext('POINT($lon $lat)',4326),$srid))
Hope that helps,


From: postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net
[mailto:postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net] On Behalf Of Pedro
Doria Meunier
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 4:16 AM
To: postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net
Subject: [postgis-users] Need help with a query - resending
Importance: High

(Since I'm not certain that this got through I'm resending. If it did,
please forgive me)

Hi all,

I need help with an unusual query (at least for me :] )

The objective is to find road segments with a type defined to tunnel within
a given distance.
This is needed because of gps signal spikes (speed-wise) at tunnel exits...

Now given the following scenario of road segments:


= | road
- tunnel
* nodes
V vehicle

Now when I execute a distance-based query (for road segments of tunnel type)
I get the lower tunnel, which is closer.
But I want the upper one which is actually the one on the top.

the actual query is as follows (tunnels (road type=67) within a 150 metres
radius) -- the road map is in WGS84:
Already thankful for any tips,

Pedro Doria Meunier <pdoria at netmadeira.com> 	
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