I'm developing a WebGIS in Linux development platform that cannot use internet and need to deal with maps and positioning.

I have used nominatim on OpenStreetMap to implement it. I use postgresql and postgis as my database according to the installation steps of OSM website. Now I have established the server, which contain one country data. I use the following statement to import the first country data:

su test
download/Nominatim-2.5.1/utils/setup.php --osm-file download/country-latest.osm.pbf --all

I try to use the following statement to import the second country data:

su test
download/Nominatim-2.5.1/utils/setup.php --osm-file download/anothercountry-latest.osm.pbf --all

It shows "the nominatim database already exists".

su test
download/Nominatim-2.5.1/utils/setup.php --osm-file download/country-latest.osm.pbf anothercountry-latest.osm.pbf --all

It shows "The file or directory could not be found".

So how do I import the second country data?


It would probably be cleaner to join the two PBF files before you do the load. Something like

osmosis --read-pbf file="countryA.pbf" --read-pbf file="countryB.pbf"  --merge --write-pbf file="merged.pbf"

then just use merged.pbf for the load.

If you have more than that, you can just keep adding them, but you need a --merge for each one (so three countries needs two --merge commands, just after each other).

  • I have used the osmosis --read-xml file="countryA.pbf" --read-xml file="countryB.pbf" --write-xml file="merged.pbf" statement, but it shows "Execution aborted. org.openstreetmap.osmosis.core.OsmosisRuntimeException: The following named pipes () and 1 default pipes have not been terminated with appropriate output sinks." – Epulari Dec 20 '16 at 13:38
  • Updated it to add the missing command, and to use the right kind of read and write commands (pbf vs xml). Sorry. – BradHards Dec 20 '16 at 20:19
  • I'm sorry for bother you again. I have done as the updated command, however, it shows "Task type read-pbf doesn't exist." – Epulari Dec 23 '16 at 7:13
  • What version of osmosis do you have? – BradHards Dec 23 '16 at 7:45
  • 0.44.1-4 it shows "It is the latest version." – Epulari Dec 23 '16 at 8:18

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