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Re: Earth Distance patch

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Earth Distance patch
Date: 2002-09-18 04:40:27
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This has been saved for the 7.4 release:

We will apply only the non-7.3 stuff.  In fact, I will probably just get
back to you on this during 7.4 or you will submit a new one.


Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> The attached patch defines functions for getting distances between points
> on the surface of the earth and locating points within a specified distance
> using an index based on the contrib/cube package. The new functions are
> all of language type sql.
> A couple of bugs in the old earthdistance function based on the point
> datatype are fixed.
> A regression test has been added for both sets of functions.
> The README file has been updated to include documentation on the new stuff.
> There are comments about how this package is also useful for Astronomers.

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