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Re: WGS84 lats and longs distance calculation
Posted by: Lenz Grimmer
Date: February 19, 2008 06:32AM

Hi,

wab mort Wrote:
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> Hi. I am new to mysql and I cant find where to
> define the coordinate system I want to use in the
> documents..

Unfortunately the MySQL GIS functions currently don't support different coordinate systems.

Quoting from the reference manual:

In MySQL, the SRID value is just an integer associated with the geometry value. All calculations are done assuming Euclidean (planar) geometry.

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