You should use some variation of overlaps or
contains within. There is some discussion and
a list of operators in Issue #61 of General Bits.
( http://www.varlena.com/GeneralBits/61 )
I would also suggest looking at the geometric
operators in the documentation. You may have
to cast the polygon to a circle to use the operators,
but it will still tell you whether the smaller polys
are contained within or overlap the larger.
On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 07:01:51PM -0000, David wrote:
> What query would i have to use to search for an item using a polygon as a
> parameter? (i.e a very large polygon that would identify smaller polygons
> within it) ideally i would like to give postgresq a series of co-ordinates
> and then have it return all those results whose polygons fall into that set
> of co-ordinates, is this possible?
> at the moment all i can think of is
> select * from species where location between '(0,0)' and '(1000,0)' and
> '(0, 1000)' and '(1000; 1000)';
> I think im way off, any suggestions?
> Cheers Dave
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