This blog post is made as a "note-to-self" so that I can remember the procedure. You are of course welcome to read along. It's does nothing fancy, simply imports the planet.osm file into PostGIS using Osmosis with the Snapshot Schema.
Step by step
Assuming Osmosis is installed (if not download osmosis), and a planet.osm file has been download.
Update: there is a new way to enable PostGIS and hstore on database, namely 'create extension postgis' and 'create extension hstore'.
My traditional way:
createdb osm createlang plpgsql osm # locate hstore.sql psql -d osm -f /PATH/TO/hstore.sql # locate postgis.sql psql -d osm -f /PATH/TO/postgis.sql
CREATE extension postgis; CREATE extension hstore;
SQL-script files located in Osmosis script directory. Here we're using the "snapshot schema" (the "simple schema" is another way to go):
psql -d osm -f pgsnapshot_schema_0.6.sql psql -d osm -f pgsnapshot_load_0.6.sql psql -d osm -f pgsnapshot_schema_0.6_action.sql psql -d osm -f pgsnapshot_schema_0.6_bbox.sql psql -d osm -f pgsnapshot_schema_0.6_linestring.sql
(if you use the "simple schema", use --write-pgsimp instead of --write-pgsql):
osmosis \ --read-xml file="planet.osm" \ --write-pgsql host="localhost" database="osm" user="x" password='x'
Wait... (between a couple of minutes and a couple of days, depending on size of planet.osm)