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From Vivek Pathak <>
Subject Re: use startkey/endkey to discribe a range problem
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:36:40 GMT
Thanks Luca

I did not think the solution is significant or novel.  It was a question 
on the forum, and I thought I had a reasonable answer.

I had been used it for a while thinking it is a "natural extension of 
binary search".   But yes - this seems to have a name, and also seems to 
have patents (as per the wiki page you cite).

Thank you

On 12/12/2013 11:31 PM, Luca Morandini wrote:
>> I just mentioned my approach since it is a common misconception that
>> multidimensional can not be efficiently mapped to single dimension. I 
>> found the
>> solution to work very well, and it is conceptually simple also.
> Back in the day, Oracle came up with Helical Hyperspatial Codes, which 
> were supposed to be used for multi-dimensional data (including 
> geo-spatial ones); more modestly what you devised is called GeoHash 

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