## Name

GetFaceByPoint — Find the face-id of a face that intersects a given point

## Synopsis

`integer `**GetFaceByPoint**(

varchar `atopology`, geometry `apoint`, float8 `tol``)`

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## Description

Retrieve the id of a face that intersects a Point.

The function returns an integer (id-face) given a topology, a POINT and a tolerance. If tolerance = 0 then the point has to intersect the face.

If the point doesn't intersect a face, returns 0 (zero).

If use tolerance > 0 and there is more than one face near the point then an exception is thrown.

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If tolerance = 0, the function uses ST_Intersects otherwise uses ST_DWithin. |

Performed by the GEOS module.

Availability: 2.0.0

## Examples

These examples use edges faces created in AddFace

SELECT topology.GetFaceByPoint('ma_topo',geom, 10) As with1mtol, topology.GetFaceByPoint('ma_topo',geom,0) As withnotol
FROM ST_GeomFromEWKT('POINT(234604.6 899382.0)') As geom;
with1mtol | withnotol
-----------+-----------
1 | 0

SELECT topology.GetFaceByPoint('ma_topo',geom, 1) As nearnode
FROM ST_GeomFromEWKT('POINT(227591.9 893900.4)') As geom;
-- get error --
ERROR: Two or more faces found