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Geospatial Functions

ST_INTERSECTS

Returns TRUE if the two GEOGRAPHY objects or the two GEOMETRY objects intersect (i.e. share any portion of space).

Note

This function does not support using a GeometryCollection or FeatureCollection as input values.

Tip

You can use the search optimization service to improve the performance of queries that call this function. For details, see Search Optimization Service.

See also:

ST_DISJOINT

Syntax

ST_INTERSECTS( <geography_expression_1> , <geography_expression_2> )

ST_INTERSECTS( <geometry_expression_1> , <geometry_expression_2> )
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Arguments

geography_expression_1

A GEOGRAPHY object.

geography_expression_2

A GEOGRAPHY object.

geometry_expression_1

A GEOMETRY object.

geometry_expression_2

A GEOMETRY object.

Returns

BOOLEAN.

Usage Notes

  • For GEOMETRY objects, the function reports an error if the two input GEOMETRY objects have different SRIDs.

Examples

GEOGRAPHY Examples

This shows a simple use of the ST_INTERSECTS function:

SELECT ST_INTERSECTS(
    TO_GEOGRAPHY('POLYGON((0 0, 2 0, 2 2, 0 2, 0 0))'),
    TO_GEOGRAPHY('POLYGON((1 1, 3 1, 3 3, 1 3, 1 1))')
    );
+---------------------------------------------------------+
| ST_INTERSECTS(                                          |
|     TO_GEOGRAPHY('POLYGON((0 0, 2 0, 2 2, 0 2, 0 0))'), |
|     TO_GEOGRAPHY('POLYGON((1 1, 3 1, 3 3, 1 3, 1 1))')  |
|     )                                                   |
|---------------------------------------------------------|
| True                                                    |
+---------------------------------------------------------+
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GEOMETRY Examples

This shows a simple use of the ST_INTERSECTS function:

SELECT ST_INTERSECTS(
  TO_GEOMETRY('POLYGON((0 0, 0 2, 2 2, 2 0, 0 0))'),
  TO_GEOMETRY('POLYGON((1 1, 3 1, 3 3, 1 3, 1 1))')
);
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+------------------------------------------------------+
| ST_INTERSECTS(                                       |
|   TO_GEOMETRY('POLYGON((0 0, 0 2, 2 2, 2 0, 0 0))'), |
|   TO_GEOMETRY('POLYGON((1 1, 3 1, 3 3, 1 3, 1 1))')  |
| )                                                    |
|------------------------------------------------------|
| True                                                 |
+------------------------------------------------------+
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