I have a table with small polygons that are scattered around a "continental" area (Brazil). How can I convert 1m to decimal degrees of a wgs84 reference system (longitude / latitude) depending on the position of each polygon?
Broader context: I am trying to use ST_SimplifyVW(geom, tolerance) to remove spikes from polygons (as describe here). The tolerance parameter of ST_SimplifyVW is given in terms of the SRID unit, which are decimal degrees. I would prefer to have the tolerance parameter provided in square meters because: a) is a little more intuitive; b) I would like the tolerance used to be the same regardless of the latitude of the polygons.
So ideally I would have something like:
ST_SimplifyVW(geom, f_m_to_degrees(1,geom) )
where fictitious function "f_m_to_degrees"would convert the supplied distance to degrees to the most precise projection around the location of geom.