Hello there, here's a question I've looked for on this forum but surprisingly I could not find an answer, so maybe my approach or assumptions aren't right.

I've recently imported an osm-file into postgresql for the purpose of geocoding. using the planet_osm_line table I could extract the street names of a particular city. However the lines table contains multiple way-segments/records for one street. I can join the segments into a single line but that does not work in all cases. Is there a way to extract the "real" CenterPoint of a street ?

I've created a recusive function to create a table with all connected segments like this:

CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION public.connectedways (
  main_id bigint
RETURNS SETOF public.planet_osm_line AS
      Insert into connected Select osm_id,name,way from planet_osm_line where osm_id = main_id; 

  Perform connectedways(b.osm_id) from planet_osm_line a, planet_osm_line b where a.osm_id = main_id 
    and st_touches(a.way,b.way) AND (st_startpoint(a.way)=st_endpoint(b.way)  or 
    and a.name=b.name and not EXISTS(Select osm_id from connected c where c.osm_id=b.osm_id);        

END $body$ LANGUAGE 'plpgsql'

Using the result table I merge all geometry to a single line and use st_line_interpolate_point(way, 0.5) to get the centerpoint ;
SELECT ST_AsEWKT(ST_Line_Interpolate_Point(st_makeline(way), 0.50)) from connected;
Using this method it works but the results are not correct???

asked 16 Apr '15, 12:46

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Eric Bossink
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edited 16 Apr '15, 14:05

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