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Geospatial Functions, Conversion Functions

ST_GEOGFROMGEOHASH

Returns a GEOGRAPHY object for the polygon that represents the boundaries of a geohash.

The optional precision argument specifies the precision to use for the input geohash. For example, passing 5 for precision specifies that the function should use the first 5 characters of the input geohash.

See also:

ST_GEOHASH

Syntax

ST_GEOGFROMGEOHASH( <geohash> [, <precision> ] )

Arguments

Required:

geohash

The argument must be a geohash.

Optional:

precision

The number of characters to use from the input geohash. For example, passing 5 for precision causes the function to use the first 5 characters in the geohash.

By default, precision is 20, which causes the function to use up to the first 20 characters of the geohash.

Returns

The function returns a value of type GEOGRAPHY.

Examples

The following example returns the GEOGRAPHY object for a geohash:

SELECT ST_GEOGFROMGEOHASH('9q9j8ue2v71y5zzy0s4q')
    AS geography_from_geohash,
    ST_AREA(ST_GEOGFROMGEOHASH('9q9j8ue2v71y5zzy0s4q'))
    AS area_of_geohash;
+---------------------------------+-----------------+
| GEOGRAPHY_FROM_GEOHASH          | AREA_OF_GEOHASH |
|---------------------------------+-----------------|
| {                               |  5.48668572e-16 |
|   "coordinates": [              |                 |
|     [                           |                 |
|       [                         |                 |
|         -1.223061000000001e+02, |                 |
|         3.755416199999996e+01   |                 |
|       ],                        |                 |
|       [                         |                 |
|         -1.223061000000001e+02, |                 |
|         3.755416200000012e+01   |                 |
|       ],                        |                 |
|       [                         |                 |
|         -1.223060999999998e+02, |                 |
|         3.755416200000012e+01   |                 |
|       ],                        |                 |
|       [                         |                 |
|         -1.223060999999998e+02, |                 |
|         3.755416199999996e+01   |                 |
|       ],                        |                 |
|       [                         |                 |
|         -1.223061000000001e+02, |                 |
|         3.755416199999996e+01   |                 |
|       ]                         |                 |
|     ]                           |                 |
|   ],                            |                 |
|   "type": "Polygon"             |                 |
| }                               |                 |
+---------------------------------+-----------------+

The following example returns the GEOGRAPHY object for a less precise geohash. The function uses the first 6 characters from the input geohash:

SELECT ST_GEOGFROMGEOHASH('9q9j8ue2v71y5zzy0s4q', 6)
    AS geography_from_less_precise_geohash,
    ST_AREA(ST_GEOGFROMGEOHASH('9q9j8ue2v71y5zzy0s4q', 6))
    AS area_of_geohash;
+-------------------------------------+-----------------+
| GEOGRAPHY_FROM_LESS_PRECISE_GEOHASH | AREA_OF_GEOHASH |
|-------------------------------------+-----------------|
| {                                   | 591559.75661851 |
|   "coordinates": [                  |                 |
|     [                               |                 |
|       [                             |                 |
|         -1.223107910156250e+02,     |                 |
|         3.755126953125000e+01       |                 |
|       ],                            |                 |
|       [                             |                 |
|         -1.223107910156250e+02,     |                 |
|         3.755676269531250e+01       |                 |
|       ],                            |                 |
|       [                             |                 |
|         -1.222998046875000e+02,     |                 |
|         3.755676269531250e+01       |                 |
|       ],                            |                 |
|       [                             |                 |
|         -1.222998046875000e+02,     |                 |
|         3.755126953125000e+01       |                 |
|       ],                            |                 |
|       [                             |                 |
|         -1.223107910156250e+02,     |                 |
|         3.755126953125000e+01       |                 |
|       ]                             |                 |
|     ]                               |                 |
|   ],                                |                 |
|   "type": "Polygon"                 |                 |
| }                                   |                 |
+-------------------------------------+-----------------+