FB 高频系统设计题:Design POI

POI是要设计一个location-based system, 类似于design yelp

A point of interest, or POI, is a specific point location that someone may find useful or interesting.

Q1. Given the current location, how to find the most closest k points.
Q2. Given the current location, how to find all the points within k miles.

A1. Geohash
A2. K-D tree
A3. Space-filling Curve

intersection of intervals – search points in a range.
intersection of rectangles (using bst) search overlapped intervals


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