## Name

ST_Equals — Tests if two geometries include the same set of points

## Synopsis

`boolean ST_Equals(`geometry A, geometry B`)`;

## Descripción

Returns `true` if the given geometries are "topologically equal". Use this for a 'better' answer than '='. Topological equality means that the geometries have the same dimension, and their point-sets occupy the same space. This means that the order of vertices may be different in topologically equal geometries. To verify the order of points is consistent use ST_OrderingEquals (it must be noted ST_OrderingEquals is a little more stringent than simply verifying order of points are the same).

In mathematical terms: ST_Equals(A, B) ⇔ A = B

The following relation holds: ST_Equals(A, B) ⇔ ST_Within(A,B) ∧ ST_Within(B,A)

 Enhanced: 3.0.0 enabled support for `GEOMETRYCOLLECTION`

This method implements the OGC Simple Features Implementation Specification for SQL 1.1. s2.1.1.2

This method implements the SQL/MM specification. SQL-MM 3: 5.1.24

Changed: 2.2.0 Returns true even for invalid geometries if they are binary equal

## Ejemplos

```SELECT ST_Equals(ST_GeomFromText('LINESTRING(0 0, 10 10)'),
ST_GeomFromText('LINESTRING(0 0, 5 5, 10 10)'));
st_equals
-----------
t
(1 row)

SELECT ST_Equals(ST_Reverse(ST_GeomFromText('LINESTRING(0 0, 10 10)')),
ST_GeomFromText('LINESTRING(0 0, 5 5, 10 10)'));
st_equals
-----------
t
(1 row)
```