Geospatial Query Operators

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Operators

Query Selectors

Name Description
$geoWithin Selects geometries within a bounding GeoJSON geometry. The 2dsphere and 2d indexes support $geoWithin.
$geoIntersects Selects geometries that intersect with a GeoJSON geometry. The 2dsphere index supports $geoIntersects.
$near Returns geospatial objects in proximity to a point. Requires a geospatial index. The 2dsphere and 2d indexes support $near.
$nearSphere Returns geospatial objects in proximity to a point on a sphere. Requires a geospatial index. The 2dsphere and 2d indexes support $nearSphere.

Geometry Specifiers

Name Description
$geometry Specifies a geometry in GeoJSON format to geospatial query operators.
$minDistance Specifies a minimum distance to limit the results of $near and $nearSphere queries. For use with 2dsphere index only.
$maxDistance Specifies a maximum distance to limit the results of $near and $nearSphere queries. The 2dsphere and 2d indexes support $centerSphere.
$center Specifies a circle using legacy coordinate pairs to $geoWithin queries when using planar geometry. The 2d index supports $center.
$centerSphere Specifies a circle using either legacy coordinate pairs or GeoJSON format for $geoWithin queries when using spherical geometry. The 2dsphere and 2d indexes support $centerSphere.
$box Specifies a rectangular box using legacy coordinate pairs for $geoWithin queries. The 2d index supports $box.
$polygon Specifies a polygon to using legacy coordinate pairs for $geoWithin queries. The 2d index supports $center.
$uniqueDocs Deprecated. Modifies a $geoWithin and $near queries to ensure that even if a document matches the query multiple times, the query returns the document once.
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