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From leevduhl <>
Subject Solr and Polygon/Radius based spatial searches
Date Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:59:26 GMT
We have a public property search site that we are looking to replace the back
end index server on and we are looking at Solr as a possible replacement
(ElasticSearch is another possibility).

One of the key search components of out site is to search on a bounding box
(rectangle), custom multi-point polygon, and/or a radius from a point.

It appears that Solr3 and Solr4 both supported spatial searching, but using
different methods.  Also, per this link,, it appears that
Solr only supports point, rectangle and circle shapes and needs JTS and/or
WKT to support multi-point non non rectangular polygon shapes.

Our indexed data will included the long/lat values for all property records.

If someone can provide sample queries for the following situations, it would
be appreciated:
- All properties/points that fall within a multi-point polygon (ie: Polygon
points: Lo1 La1, Lo2 La2, Lo3 La3, Lo4 La4, Lo5 La5, Lo1, La1)

- All properties that fall within 1.5 miles (radius) of point: Lo1 La1

Other spatial search type functionality that may be targeted included:
- Ability to search within multiple polygons (both intersecting, non
intersecting and combinations
- Ability to search for properties that fall outside of a polygon


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