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From "David Smiley" <>
Subject Re: Spatial work
Date Mon, 08 Mar 2010 22:16:02 GMT

The confusion is that there are multiple issues, each has multiple patches,
and then there's trunk which seems to already have spatial stuff committed. 
So I don't even know where to start.

The error I got was simply entering the very first URL on the SpatialSearch

http://localhost:8983/solr/select/?q=_val_:"recip(dist(2, store,

I'm on the very latest trunk from minutes ago, and I did a clean before
building Solr.

Grant Ingersoll-6 wrote:
> On Mar 8, 2010, at 12:45 AM, David Smiley wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> I'm trying to follow all this spatial work going on right now and it's
>> tough.  I'd just like to try it out.  I'm on trunk but some of the
>> examples
>> on the SpatialSearch wiki page error ("Unknown function point in Function
>> query").  
> What's the error?
>> I'm following multiple JIRA issues.  Can someone point me in the
>> right direction?
> SOLR-773 should have all the pointers.  I'm slowly but surely working on
> SOLR-1568.  That will add filtering capability.  
>> BTW, I was on Yonik's Lucid webinar last week and I recall he said that
>> there isn't spatial filtering on the query side, only results side right
>> now.  That surprises me because I thought the SpatialTileField implements
>> the query side, just as Patrick's Local-Lucene stuff does.
> Not sure on what was said, as I missed the webinar due to travel, but
> S-1568 will add in filtering capabilities for all of the different spatial
> types.  It will also add a Lat/Lon specific field type.
>> My requirements:  I'm looking to do spatial filters (circles, rectangles,
>> polygons) with distance boosting (optional).  The documents have multiple
>> points each.  I'm going to use distributed-search because my entire
>> corpus
>> is huge.
> You will need to write your own field type to represent shapes (or just
> keep that info at the app level), but it should be feasible.  Distro
> search should just work.
> All feedback is definitely welcome.  I'm committed to getting a good
> solution in 1.5, but for me it is slow going due to work commitments.  
> Any and all help is appreciated.
> -Grant

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