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Surely, the preferred answer is (1), i.e., have clients do the "right thing". A good case to consider is the polygon representing the continent of Antarctica approximated by this kml file <kml> <Folder> <name>Antarctica</name> <Placemark> <name>Antarctica</name> <Polygon> ...


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Speaking purely from a data storage and analysis perspective, the geography type for PostGIS was designed with the antimeridian in mind (among several design goals). There are several functions specifically designed for the geography type. For instance, consider a LineString across Taveuni, Fiji (mapped with Great Circle Mapper), which straddles the ...



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