geohash is a hashing technique optimised for combining latitude and longitude pairs.

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Generating Heat Maps with GeoHash

I have a long list of GeoHash codes for a certain geographic region. I'm using 6-character precision so for example if the area under study was Earl's Court in London, I would have a few six letter ...
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Fastest strategy for proximity searches in SQL Server 2012

This is my very first question here, so bear with me! I'm implementing a back end for a mobile app which will have to do proximity searches to find nearby POIs (points os interest). I know it's a ...
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What is the precision of a Geohash

I would like to know the precision of a geohash with a given length. If there is a 'simple' formula you can use to calculate it, that would be extra-cool. Wikipedia lists the precision up to 8 ...
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Advantages of R-trees in comparison to geohashes

Geohashes are being widely used in products like: Lucene, mongodb, etc and have become one of the most important technology of present day. Have Geohashes replaced the good old R-trees or do R-trees ...
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Algorithm to find geohashes which satisfy query condition

I have an application where I need to query geohashes by specifying the bounding rectangle. Since geohashes map 2D to 1D is there a method by which I may find the prefixes of all geohashes which ...
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What is the internal format of PostGIS?

PostGIS stores its geometry entities as long strings: SELECT ST_GeomFromText('POINT(32.0 34.0)',4326); st_geomfromtext ---------------------------------------------------- ...
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What methods exist for geohash of polygon?

GeoHash is an excellent method to code the latitude and longitude of a point into a string. It's concise, due to the use of numbers + letters, and the precision can be tuned adding characters at the ...
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Are there trade offs between using a geohash vs using a quadkey as a spatial index?

QuadKey Bing Maps uses a quadkey structure for their tiling scheme. Here is an overview of the concept http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb259689.aspx. GeoHash A geohash seems to be the more ...
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Longest common prefix of geohashed points

I currently use Geohash to index some points and retrieve information faster by providing a geohash prefix for a given point for a given distance.. For example if I get a given point at '1600 ...
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Clustering table on geohash index and geohash ordered table

I wonder if there could be a performance gain to re organize the rows in a table by Geohash and then CLUSTER this table on the Geohash index of the geometries. CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE tmptbl AS SELECT ...
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Would it be possible to use geohash for proximity searches?

I'm looking to optimize point proximity geo searches time. My input is lat,lng point and I'm searching on a precomputed set of locations to n nearest points. I don't care how much time/space the ...