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  1. Core Server
  2. SERVER-28563

"Casting" geojson polygon to linestring

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major - P3
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: Backlog
    • Component/s: Geo
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      A point INSIDE a polygon is considered by $geoNear to be distance zero.
      Sometimes it is desirable to treat that polygon like a lake and given a point, calculate distance "to the shore." The same polygon saved as a linestring (first poly only of course; no holes) yields the desired distance behavior.
      Since it is not practical to store BOTH reps and we cannot run $geoNear on a "literal shape" a nice feature would be to somehow indicate to $geoNear that polygons should be treated as linestrings for the execution of the command.

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            backlog-query-optimization Backlog - Query Optimization
            Reporter:
            buzz.moschetti Buzz Moschetti
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