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From:Michael Dykman Date:October 8 2011 3:17am
Subject:Re: MySQL anemic GIS support
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Somebody feel to jump in and contradict me here, but I have never had any
love from the MySQL GIS stack.  For the very few functions it does support,
the performance has been abysmal and I generally find myself hacking
together UDFs against columns of FLOAT and avoiding POINT altogether.

 - md

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 10:41 PM, René Fournier <m5@stripped> wrote:

> Anyone have any idea on if/when MySQL will get real GIS support?
> …is what I'm referring to. Specifically, the factor that many functions are
> quietly replaced with MBRContains(). This makes it, for example, not
> possible to determine with certainty (in SQL) if a point lies within a
> non-rectangular polygon.
> I ask because I'm looking at moving a big part of our applications to
> Postgresql, and, well, I'd rather not have to.
> …Rene
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MySQL anemic GIS supportRenĂ© Fournier8 Oct
  • Re: MySQL anemic GIS supportMichael Dykman8 Oct