I have a PostGIS table with 2M rows, all Points. I'm creating tiles from the data, but it's quite slow.

Although I have the normal geometry indexes enabled on the table, I wonder if it's possible to index better according to tile boundaries (which are alwayws the same).

Or is the normal geom_idx taking care of this already?

  • 2
    did you cluster on the geom_idx?
    – Ian Turton
    Jul 31, 2015 at 15:18
  • No, I don't know what that means.
    – knutole
    Jul 31, 2015 at 18:46

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It is in fact possible. And it may even cluster a little better (especially for polygons). I recommend using a quadtile key/quadkey/quadtree system to refer to the item's tile. See http://www.maptiler.org/google-maps-coordinates-tile-bounds-projection/ for some visualization, well documented code, and explanation of different ways to refer to and calculate a tile.

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