[OSM-dev] Questions on PostGIS

Brett Henderson brett at bretth.com
Wed Feb 6 13:56:13 GMT 2008

Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
>> Basically I think it would be best to write a script that will generate
>> REAL ways (polylines) in the postGIS database in a real geometric table.
>> That way you will take optimized use of geometry functions.
> I assume that this might use up a lot of space, and it might be viable 
> to store a bounding box with each way instead of a proper polyline. 
> This would lead to some "false positives" (if a way's bounding box 
> intersects with your query bounding box, this does not always mean 
> that the way does) but could save time and space.
That's a good idea and might be a good compromise, I'll keep it in mind.

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