Updating the Database
There are many different ways to update your Nominatim database.
The following section describes how to keep it up-to-date using
an online replication service for OpenStreetMap data
For a list of other methods to add or update data see the output of
nominatim add-data --help.
If you have configured a flatnode file for the import, then you need to keep this flatnode file around for updates.
Installing the newest version of Pyosmium
It is recommended to install Pyosmium via pip. Make sure to use python3. Run (as the same user who will later run the updates):
pip3 install --user osmium
Setting up the update process
Next the update needs to be initialised. By default Nominatim is configured to update using the global minutely diffs.
If you want a different update source you will need to add some settings
.env. For example, to use the daily country extracts
diffs for Ireland from Geofabrik add the following:
# base URL of the replication service NOMINATIM_REPLICATION_URL="https://download.geofabrik.de/europe/ireland-and-northern-ireland-updates" # How often upstream publishes diffs NOMINATIM_REPLICATION_UPDATE_INTERVAL=86400 # How long to sleep if no update found yet NOMINATIM_REPLICATION_RECHECK_INTERVAL=900
To set up the update process now run the following command:
nominatim replication --init
It outputs the date where updates will start. Recheck that this date is what you expect.
replication --init command needs to be rerun whenever the replication
service is changed.
The following command will keep your database constantly up to date:
If you have imported multiple country extracts and want to keep them up-to-date, Advanced installations section contains instructions to set up and update multiple country extracts.