Name

ST_3DExtent — an aggregate function that returns the 3D bounding box that bounds rows of geometries.

Synopsis

box3d ST_3DExtent(geometry set geomfield);

Description

ST_3DExtent returns a box3d (includes Z coordinate) bounding box that encloses a set of geometries. The ST_3DExtent function is an "aggregate" function in the terminology of SQL. That means that it operates on lists of data, in the same way the SUM() and AVG() functions do.

Since it returns a bounding box, the spatial Units are in the units of the spatial reference system in use denoted by the SRID

[Note]

Since ST_3DExtent returns a bounding box, the SRID meta-data is lost. Use ST_SetSRID to force it back into a geometry with SRID meta data. The coordinates are in the units of the spatial ref of the orginal geometries.

Enhanced: 2.0.0 support for Polyhedral surfaces, Triangles and TIN was introduced.

Changed: 2.0.0 In prior versions this used to be called ST_Extent3D

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).

Examples

SELECT ST_3DExtent(foo.the_geom) As b3extent
FROM (SELECT ST_MakePoint(x,y,z) As the_geom
	FROM generate_series(1,3) As x
		CROSS JOIN generate_series(1,2) As y
		CROSS JOIN generate_series(0,2) As Z) As foo;
	  b3extent
--------------------
 BOX3D(1 1 0,3 2 2)

--Get the extent of various elevated circular strings
SELECT ST_3DExtent(foo.the_geom) As b3extent
FROM (SELECT ST_Translate(ST_Force_3DZ(ST_LineToCurve(ST_Buffer(ST_Point(x,y),1))),0,0,z) As the_geom
	FROM generate_series(1,3) As x
		CROSS JOIN generate_series(1,2) As y
		CROSS JOIN generate_series(0,2) As Z) As foo;

	b3extent
--------------------
 BOX3D(1 0 0,4 2 2)
		

See Also

ST_Extent, ST_Force3DZ