What is the difference between the "BBOX" and "Within" spatial operators.

Can anyone please shed some light?


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Simple but effective diagram.

Points inside the Random Object would be a better result than points within the entire Bounding Box.

  • (+1 for diagram) Ahhh Excellent, thanks for the diagram. – CaptDragon Apr 12 '11 at 18:53
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    The bounding box would not normally extend above or below the object. – whuber Apr 12 '11 at 19:16
  • True, but i get the point. Thanks – CaptDragon Apr 12 '11 at 19:42
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    It's a stand alone bounding box not related to the random object. whuber is correct if directly related to the bounding box of the random object - purely an example to show the difference. – Mapperz Apr 13 '11 at 3:25

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