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ST_DISTANCE

Calculates the 2-dimensional cartesian minimum distance between two WKT formatted geometries in the units of the inputs.

Syntax

ST_DISTANCE(first, second)

Arguments

Name
Type
Description
Default Value
first
string
A WKT formatted spatial object
second
string
A WKT formatted spatial object

Returns

double

Examples

first
second
Output
'POINT (152.352298 -24.875975)'
'POINT (151.960336 -24.993289)'
0.409141520796879
'POLYGON((-10 30, -40 40, -10 -20, 40 20, 0 0, -10 30))'
'POINT(16 0)'
0.6246950475544248

Transformation job example

SQL

CREATE JOB function_operator_example
ADD_MISSING_COLUMNS = true
AS INSERT INTO default_glue_catalog.upsolver_samples.orders_transformed_data MAP_COLUMNS_BY_NAME
SELECT first, second,
ST_DISTANCE(first, second) AS Output
FROM default_glue_catalog.upsolver_samples.orders_raw_data
LET first = 'POINT (152.352298 -24.875975)',
second = 'POINT (151.960336 -24.993289)'
WHERE time_filter()
LIMIT 1;

Query result

first
second
Output
'POINT (152.352298 -24.875975)'
'POINT (151.960336 -24.993289)'
0.409141520796879