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When ogr2ogr isn't enough. Imports GeoJSON into PostgreSQL, using features' id as the primary key, their geometry as a PostGIS geometry, and their properties as a JSON column.

Requires PostgreSQL 9.2 for JSON storage, 9.3 for meaningful query functionality.


Import data.json into a data table and display keys present in properties.

createdb json-test
psql -d json-test -c "create extension postgis"
DATABASE_URL=postgres://localhost/json-test geojson2pgsql data.json data
psql -d json-test -c "select json_object_keys(properties) from data"

Environment Variables

  • DATABASE_URL - Postgres connection info. Required.