[OSM-dev] {To Nick} hello! need expert to hand hold me with DB setup

Keith Sharp kms at passback.co.uk
Sun Feb 17 09:50:42 GMT 2008

On Sat, 2008-02-16 at 13:47 -0500, Fire Girl wrote:
>         Maybe your best bet is to use a PostGIS database and
>         osm2pgsql, which takes
>         a .osm file and populates a PostGIS database. The only issue
>         is postgis can
>         be a bit of a pain to set up, but if there are pre-built
>         packages for your
>         platform it's a *lot* easier. Are you on windows? I'm guessing
>         there's a
>         prebuilt postgis for windows.
> Ah Very good!  Yes, I am primarily on Windows, however certainly can
> setup something in a Linux environment, though I am going to need
> pretty good instructions.  How does this PostGIS DB best run., I mean,
> in terms of a Linux distribution?  What do you have? :-)

Try these instructions if you are using Fedora:


They are a little out of date now, but should mostly work!


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