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OSM Place-ranks

Joins city rankings from Natural Earth into OSM data with fuzzy matching.


  • Create a PostGIS-enabled PostgreSQL database if you do not have one. By default this script assumes it is named 'osm'.
  • Import the Natural Earth cities information included here. Eg: psql -U postgres -f ne_cities.sql -d osm
  • Import OSM places with Imposm if you have not already. These can be from a full planet dump, a regional extract, an Overpass API query...
  • Make sure the Python package 'unidecode' is installed. Eg: sudo pip install unidecode


python | psql -U <pg_user> <pg_database>