Is it possible to modify polygons (essentially, make them more complex by inserting additional points) so that their naïve point-linking rendering would be a closer match to their respective geodesic rendering?
Especially with such cryptic explanation, a picture is worth a thousand words...
Our use case is that we perform point-in-polygon outside PostgreSQL, by exporting the polygons, then performing PIP. The problem is that our PIP algorithm doesn't handle geodesics, therefore we'd like to be able to extract polygons from PostgreSQL which are closer to geodesic counterparts.
Note: no, for a myriad of reasons, we're not interested in doing PIP from inside PostGIS.