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Geometry types and optimization
Posted by: Bas van Gaalen
Date: January 30, 2008 07:53AM

I've been playing around with MySQL's spatial extensions for a bit and noticed it is possible to save any type of subclass in a GEOMETRY column, while there are specific column/geometry types like POINT, LINESTRING and POLYGON (and some collections).

My question: does a more common column type impact optimization/speed in any way? Would a more explicit column (POINT for storing points, etc) be faster?

Thanks,
Bas

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