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Bash script to install Nominatim
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Bash script to install Nominatim on Ubuntu

Tested on 14.04 using Postgres 9.3

After the repository has been cloned from github, proceed by making your own file based on the file.

Running the installation script (as root) will:

  • create a nominatim user
  • download all the necessary packages
  • download the planet extract as defined by the file
  • build the Nominatim index
  • create a virtual host

The root user is required to install the packages, but most of the installation is done as the nominatim user (using sudo).


Add this repository to a machine using the following, as your normal username (not root). In the listing the grouped items can usually be cut and pasted together into the command shell, others require responding to a prompt:

cd ~
sudo apt-get -y install git

# Optionally configure git
# git config --global "Your git username"
# git config --global "Your git email"

git clone

sudo mv nominatim-install /opt
cd /opt/nominatim-install/
git config core.sharedRepository group
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