7.00.02 - PointInPolygon - Aster Analytics

Teradata Aster® Analytics Foundation User GuideUpdate 2

Aster Analytics
Release Number
September 2017
Content Type
Programming Reference
User Guide
Publication ID
English (United States)
Last Update

The PointInPolygon function takes a list of location points and a list of polygons and returns a list of binary values for every point and polygon combination, which indicates whether the point is contained in the polygon.

The function works only on 2D spatial objects.

The PointInPolygon function determines whether a given point in the plane lies inside or outside of a polygon. It has various applications in many fields such as computer graphics, geographical information systems (GIS), and CAD.

In the following example, point A is in the polygon and point B is outside of the polygon.

A use case for this function is to determine in which "drive-time polygon" surrounding a store a customer resides. This information helps in mailer targeting.

Another use case is to determine which cell phones are frequently within a polygon surrounding an airport. This information helps in identifying frequent fliers.