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I want to use ST_GeomFromText() to load vector data to PostGIS. However, I don't know how to convert from Geojson type to WKT.

N.B. I know I can use OGR2OGR to upload the geojson directly, but I just want to confirm if there is any way to convert it or not. Thanks.

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ogr2ogr could be a way – Below the Radar May 20 '13 at 17:39
Efficient in what way? – R.K. May 21 '13 at 4:04
If your PostGIS version >2, you import GeoJSON directly. – Devdatta Tengshe May 21 '13 at 7:16

why not use

see Creating GeoJSON Feature Collections with JSON and PostGIS functions or ST_GeomFromGeoJSON from OpenGeo.

To convert to WKT, use

  • ST_AsText , the reverse of ST_GeomFromText() which return the Well-Known Text (WKT)
  • ST_AsEWKT same with SRID meta data
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Hi, Thanks so much. I don't even know this tool. I am still learning from you as a student. – Yu Guo May 21 '13 at 16:32

If Python is your thing then you can use GeoMet. It's a Python module that converts GeoJSON to WKT/WKB and vice versa. You can install it directly from the github repository using pip

$ pip install git+git://

Here is a sample conversion:

>>> from geomet import wkt
>>> point = {'type': 'Point', 'coordinates': [116.4, 45.2, 11.1]}
>>> wkt.dumps(point, decimals=4)
'POINT (116.4000 45.2000 11.1000)'
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