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  1. Lucene - Core
  2. LUCENE-7664

Deprecate GeoPointField & queries

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 6.5, 7.0
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      The new dimensional points implementations for geo distance, polygon, shape filtering are substantially faster and creates a smaller index than the postings based GeoPointField. They also offer nearest neighbor search, which GeoPointField doesn't.

      I think we should deprecate GeoPointField and focus on the points implementations.

      We have still other legacy postings based geo implementations but I think we should keep them for now since they have functionality that points doesn't yet have: the ability to index a shape and search for shapes overlapping the indexed shapes.

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            • Assignee:
              mikemccand Michael McCandless
              Reporter:
              mikemccand Michael McCandless

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