Name

ST_AddPoint — Add a point to a LineString.

Synopsis

geometry ST_AddPoint(geometry linestring, geometry point);

geometry ST_AddPoint(geometry linestring, geometry point, integer position = -1);

Description

Adds a point to a LineString before the index position (using a 0-based index). If the position parameter is omitted or is -1 the point is appended to the end of the LineString.

Availability: 1.1.0

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

Examples

Add a point to the end of a 3D line

SELECT ST_AsEWKT(ST_AddPoint('LINESTRING(0 0 1, 1 1 1)', ST_MakePoint(1, 2, 3)));

    st_asewkt
    ----------
    LINESTRING(0 0 1,1 1 1,1 2 3)

Guarantee all lines in a table are closed by adding the start point of each line to the end of the line only for those that are not closed.

UPDATE sometable
SET the_geom = ST_AddPoint(the_geom, ST_StartPoint(the_geom))
FROM sometable
WHERE ST_IsClosed(the_geom) = false;

See Also

ST_RemovePoint, ST_SetPoint