[postgis-users] 3D Topology

Obe, Regina robe.dnd at cityofboston.gov
Thu Jan 1 20:16:10 PST 2009

Depends what you are trying to do.  PostGIS has very primitive support for 3D.

1) 3D volumetric objects are not supported
2) 3D non-volume are supported partly -- e.g. a 2D polygon in 3 d space, a line, point in 3d space.
3) Spatial relationships however only really consider the spatial component of the x, y plane.

There is work in that area  - for example


And work is going on in general to expand the PostGIS underlying geometry structure to support more types
such as some missing curve support types and in future TIN and so forth.

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Subject: [postgis-users] 3D Topology

My question is: Does PostGIS support 3D topology?

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