# MI_EnvelopesIntersect

## Description

Determines if the minimum bounding rectangles (MBR) of two geometry objects intersect.

## Syntax

MI_EnvelopesIntersect ( geometry1, geometry2 )

## Arguments

`geometry1` and `geometry2` are geometry objects (or expressions).

## Example

Determines if the minimum bounding rectangles (MBR) of the point and the countries geometry intersect.

`select MI_EnvelopesIntersect(MI_Point(-76,45,'epsg:4326'),[Geometry_Column]) from countries where country='Canada'`

## Remarks

Returns true if the MBR of `geometry1` intersects the MBR of `geometry2`, false otherwise. If either `geometry1` or `geometry2` are null, false is returned. The function is performed using the coordinate system of the first argument (`geometry1`).