ST_MemSize — Returns the amount of memory space a geometry takes.

`integer `

geometry **ST_MemSize**(`geomA``)`

;

Returns the amount of memory space (in bytes) the geometry takes.

This complements the PostgreSQL built-in database object functions pg_column_size, pg_size_pretty, pg_relation_size, pg_total_relation_size.

pg_relation_size which gives the byte size of a table may return byte size lower than ST_MemSize. This is because pg_relation_size does not add toasted table contribution and large geometries are stored in TOAST tables. pg_total_relation_size - includes, the table, the toasted tables, and the indexes. pg_column_size returns how much space a geometry would take in a column considering compression, so may be lower than ST_MemSize |

This function supports 3d and will not drop the z-index.

This method supports Circular Strings and Curves.

This function supports Polyhedral surfaces.

This function supports Triangles and Triangulated Irregular Network Surfaces (TIN).

Changed: 2.2.0 name changed to ST_MemSize to follow naming convention.

--Return how much byte space Boston takes up in our Mass data set SELECT pg_size_pretty(SUM(ST_MemSize(geom))) as totgeomsum, pg_size_pretty(SUM(CASE WHEN town = 'BOSTON' THEN ST_MemSize(geom) ELSE 0 END)) As bossum, CAST(SUM(CASE WHEN town = 'BOSTON' THEN ST_MemSize(geom) ELSE 0 END)*1.00 / SUM(ST_MemSize(geom))*100 As numeric(10,2)) As perbos FROM towns; totgeomsum bossum perbos ---------- ------ ------ 1522 kB 30 kB 1.99 SELECT ST_MemSize(ST_GeomFromText('CIRCULARSTRING(220268 150415,220227 150505,220227 150406)')); --- 73 --What percentage of our table is taken up by just the geometry SELECT pg_total_relation_size('public.neighborhoods') As fulltable_size, sum(ST_MemSize(geom)) As geomsize, sum(ST_MemSize(geom))*1.00/pg_total_relation_size('public.neighborhoods')*100 As pergeom FROM neighborhoods; fulltable_size geomsize pergeom ------------------------------------------------ 262144 96238 36.71188354492187500000