Geospatial Query Operators

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Operators

Query Selectors

NameDescription
$geoIntersectsSelects geometries that intersect with a GeoJSON geometry. The 2dsphere index supports $geoIntersects.
$geoWithinSelects geometries within a bounding GeoJSON geometry. The 2dsphere and 2d indexes support $geoWithin.
$nearReturns geospatial objects in proximity to a point. Requires a geospatial index. The 2dsphere and 2d indexes support $near.
$nearSphereReturns geospatial objects in proximity to a point on a sphere. Requires a geospatial index. The 2dsphere and 2d indexes support $nearSphere.

Geometry Specifiers

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