[OSM-dev] Daily diff fails to import

Sandro Santilli strk at keybit.net
Thu May 26 18:46:58 BST 2011

On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 06:17:47PM +0100, Brian Quinion wrote:
> Adrian,
> I had this occur once with a schema that I had updated between
> versions of postgis.  I never did entirely get to the bottom of it - I
> ended up adding ::text in a similar way to what Sandro suggested.
> i.e.:
> existing.geometry::text != NEW.geometry::text
> It was a crude hack (and probably hurt performance) and didn't seem to
> be needed the result of the time so I never committed it.

I'm sure binary tree operators used to do bounding box checks.
Your ::text cast instead would do a bitwise comparison.
There are few ways to compare geometries, and with recent versions
also Hausdorf distance for similarities.


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