17.10 - Usage Notes - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Geospatial Data Types

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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Release Date
July 2021
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)
  • The ST_IsValid method can be used to validate converted 2D geometries that were not validated by Make_2D.
  • If the input geometry is already a 2D geometry value, this value is returned unchanged by this method.
  • A well-formed 3D geometry value can become invalid during a 3D to 2D conversion. For example, if a 3D polygon lies in a plane parallel to the y axis, its line segments will self-intersect. Make_2D does not attempt to change the geometry type of the converted geometry from polygon to linestring to account for this, and an invalid 2D geometry can result.