&& — Returns `TRUE`

if A's bounding box overlaps B's.

`boolean `

geometry
**&&**(`A`
,
geometry
`B`
`)`

;

`boolean `

geography
**&&**(`A`
,
geography
`B`
`)`

;

The `&&`

operator returns `TRUE`

if the bounding box of geometry A overlaps the bounding box of geometry B.

This operand will make use of any indexes that may be available on the geometries. |

Availability: 1.5.0 support for geography was introduced.

This method supports Circular Strings and Curves

SELECT tbl1.column1, tbl2.column1, tbl1.column2 && tbl2.column2 AS overlaps FROM ( VALUES (1, 'LINESTRING(0 0, 3 3)'::geometry), (2, 'LINESTRING(0 1, 0 5)'::geometry)) AS tbl1, ( VALUES (3, 'LINESTRING(1 2, 4 6)'::geometry)) AS tbl2; column1 | column1 | overlaps ---------+---------+---------- 1 | 3 | t 2 | 3 | f (2 rows)