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# ReQL command: intersects

## Command syntax

```
sequence.intersects(geometry) → sequence
geometry.intersects(geometry) → bool
r.intersects(sequence, geometry) → sequence
r.intersects(geometry, geometry) → bool
```

## Description

Tests whether two geometry objects intersect with one another. When applied to a sequence of geometry objects, `intersects`

acts as a filter, returning a sequence of objects from the sequence that intersect with the argument.

**Example:** Is `point2`

within a 2000-meter circle around `point1`

?

```
> point1 = r.point(-117.220406,32.719464)
> point2 = r.point(-117.206201,32.725186)
> r.circle(point1, 2000).intersects(point2).run(conn)
true
```

**Example:** Which of the locations in a list of parks intersect `circle1`

?

```
circle1 = r.circle([-117.220406,32.719464], 10, {:unit => 'mi'})
r.table('parks')('area').intersects(circle1).run(conn)
```

The

`intersects`

command cannot take advantage of a geospatial secondary index. If you’re working with large data sets, you should consider using an index and the get_intersecting command instead of`intersects`

.

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