Im trying to run the query below in postgresql/postgis:

SELECT ST_AsText(pgr_pointsAsPolygon('SELECT id::int4, ST_X(geo)::float8 AS x, ST_Y(geo)::float8 as y FROM junction WHERE id IN ( 1050062040,.. ) UNION ALL SELECT 0::int4, 80.9475631713867::float8 as x, 26.8484115600586::float8 AS y  ')) ;

But getting following error:

ERROR:  function pgr_pointsaspolygon(unknown) does not exist
LINE 1: SELECT ST_AsText(pgr_pointsAsPolygon('SELECT id::int4, ST_X(...
HINT:  No function matches the given name and argument types. You might need to add explicit type casts.

Have installed postgis and have pgrouting extension also. Any help ?

  • which version of pgrouting are you using?
    – JGH
    Commented Dec 3, 2019 at 12:57
  • what do you get if you do \df pgr_pointsAsPolygon
    – JGH
    Commented Dec 3, 2019 at 12:59
  • As said, check your postgres and pg-routing version, and maybe try to cast the text with ::text ? (you may also have a quote somewhere in your original query?) Commented Dec 3, 2019 at 13:04
  • @JGH thanks for response.. pgrouting version is 3.0.0-beta and if I do \df pgr_pointsAsPolygon getting nothing...its blank
    – user154537
    Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 4:50
  • @robinloche postgres version is 11.6
    – user154537
    Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 4:53

2 Answers 2


I encountered the same problem - after installing the extension, I did not find this function. PgRouting version is 3.0.

> postgres=# SELECT pgr_version();  pgr_version 
> -------------
>  3.0.0-beta (1 row)

It can be seen that there really is no function.

postgres=# \df pgr_pointsAsPolygon
                       List of functions
 Schema | Name | Result data type | Argument data types | Type 
(0 rows)

It says here that this function is moved to legacy. And here about this function...

Maybe you should try installing a different version of the extension?


As Dmitry Abt said, it seems that in pg_routing 3.0 it's no longer a function. Not sure what you're trying to do, and I never used this function, but maybe ST_ConcaveHull (or eventually ST_ConvexHull) could do the same job? Or you still have pgr_alphaShape in 3.0, wich seems to be the core function for alpha shapes.

Edit: as JGH said, the signature of the pgr_alphaShape changed, so I edited the link

  • 2
    The AlphaShape signature has changed for v3. It is the function replacing pgr_pointsaspolygon
    – JGH
    Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 14:15

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