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Using osm2pgsql to import an OSM-File to PostGIS I get the following error:

SELECT AddGeometryColumn('planet_osm_point', 'way', 900913, 'POINT', 2 ); failed: FEHLER: AddGeometryColumn() - invalid SRID CONTEXT: SQL statement "SELECT AddGeometryColumn('','',$1,$2,$3,$4,$5, $6)" PL/pgSQL-Funktion »addgeometrycolumn« Zeile 5 bei SQL-Anweisung

Error occurred, cleaning up

Any hints what could be wrong would be helpful! Thank you.

asked 23 May '12, 12:59

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Sorry, just recognised I forgot some information: Windows (I know, Linux could do better...) osm2pgsql SVN version 0.69-21289M, pgAdmin III

(23 May '12, 13:32) faxx

Your version of osm2pgsql is ancient. This is likely to give you more trouble in the future but for now, running this file through your PostGIS will likely help:

For the record, if you have a rather new PostGIS, the easiest way is often not to add this projection but to make osm2pgsql use 3857 (-E 3857).

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answered 23 May '12, 14:24

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Frederik Ramm ♦
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I have latest version of osm2pgsql(downloaded and installed from github) but I still ran into that problem.

The download link for 900913.sql doesn't work anymore but if you installed osm2pgsql also from source code then you should have the file in here:


So what i did to fix this problem was following code:

psql -f /usr/local/share/osm2pgsql/900913.sql -d gis

(18 Jun '14, 11:49) hukko

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