I'm finding a hard time storing a point coordinate as the location to a PostgreSQL using PostGIS:

I found this query, but I'm unable to understand what the SRID and CRS values specified in this answer refers to.

UPDATE table_name SET geom = ST_Transform(ST_SetSRID(ST_MakePoint(longitude, latitude), 4326),26913);
  • The SRID of 26913 refers to NAD83 UTM Zone 13N. Is your question about SRIDs in general, or about the specific choice of the OP in that question?
    – Vince
    Apr 9 '20 at 5:08

In that example, the TYPE is Geometry which is a Point type and the SRID of the geom column is set as >> geom GEOMETRY(POINT, 26913).


ST_MakePoint(longitude, latitude) makes the point with the lat, long provided.

ST_SetSRID(XXXXXXX, 4326) sets the projection of the lat, long provided 4326 (WGS84).

ST_Transform(XXXXXXX,26913) transforms the projection to 26913. Which the geom column is set in.

More information can be found here. https://postgis.net/docs/ST_MakePoint.html

Work these out from inside out and try to test it as a Select statement before commiting to the table.

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