ST_Within — Returns true if the geometry A is completely inside geometry B
Returns TRUE if geometry A is completely inside geometry B. For this function to make sense, the source geometries must both be of the same coordinate projection, having the same SRID. It is a given that if ST_Within(A,B) is true and ST_Within(B,A) is true, then the two geometries are considered spatially equal.
Performed by the GEOS module
Do not call with a
Do not use this function with invalid geometries. You will get unexpected results.
This function call will automatically include a bounding box comparison that will make use of any indexes that are available on the geometries. To avoid index use, use the function _ST_Within.
NOTE: this is the "allowable" version that returns a boolean, not an integer.
This method implements the OpenGIS Simple Features Implementation Specification for SQL. OGC SPEC s220.127.116.11 // s18.104.22.168 - a.Relate(b, 'T*F**F***')
This method implements the SQL/MM specification: SQL-MM 3: 5.1.30
--a circle within a circle SELECT ST_Within(smallc,smallc) As smallinsmall, ST_Within(smallc, bigc) As smallinbig, ST_Within(bigc,smallc) As biginsmall, ST_Within(ST_Union(smallc, bigc), bigc) as unioninbig, ST_Within(bigc, ST_Union(smallc, bigc)) as biginunion, ST_Equals(bigc, ST_Union(smallc, bigc)) as bigisunion FROM ( SELECT ST_Buffer(ST_GeomFromText('POINT(50 50)'), 20) As smallc, ST_Buffer(ST_GeomFromText('POINT(50 50)'), 40) As bigc) As foo; --Result smallinsmall | smallinbig | biginsmall | unioninbig | biginunion | bigisunion --------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------ t | t | f | t | t | t (1 row)