ST_AsGeoJSON — Return a geometry as a GeoJSON element.


text ST_AsGeoJSON(record feature, text geomcolumnname, integer maxdecimaldigits=9, boolean pretty_bool=false);

text ST_AsGeoJSON(geometry geom, integer maxdecimaldigits=9, integer options=8);

text ST_AsGeoJSON(geography geog, integer maxdecimaldigits=9, integer options=0);


Returns a geometry as a GeoJSON "geometry", or a row as a GeoJSON "feature". (See the GeoJSON specifications RFC 7946). 2D and 3D Geometries are both supported. GeoJSON only support SFS 1.1 geometry types (no curve support for example).

Der Parameter maxdecimaldigits kann zur Reduzierung der Nachkommastellen in der Ausgabe verwendet werden (standardmäßig 9). Wenn EPSG:4326 verwendet wird, kann maxdecimaldigits=6 eine gute Wahl für viele Karten bei der Bildschirmausgabe sein.


Using the maxdecimaldigits parameter can cause output geometry to become invalid. To avoid this use ST_ReducePrecision with a suitable gridsize first.

The options argument can be used to add BBOX or CRS in GeoJSON output:

  • 0: keine option

  • 1: GeoJSON BBOX

  • 2: GeoJSON CRS-Kurzform (z.B. EPSG:4326)

  • 4: GeoJSON CRS-Langform (z.B. urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326)

  • 8: GeoJSON CRS-Kurzform, außer bei EPSG:4326 (default)

The GeoJSON specification states that polygons are oriented using the Right-Hand Rule, and some clients require this orientation. This can be ensured by using ST_ForcePolygonCCW . The specification also requires that geometry be in the WGS84 coordinate system (SRID = 4326). If necessary geometry can be projected into WGS84 using ST_Transform: ST_Transform( geom, 4326 ).

GeoJSON can be tested and viewed online at and It is widely supported by web mapping frameworks:

Verfügbarkeit: 1.3.4

Verfügbarkeit: 1.5.0 Unterstützung von geograpischen Koordinaten.

Änderung: 2.0.0 Unterstützung für Standardargumente und benannte Argumente.

Änderung: 3.0.0 Unterstützung von Datensätzen bei der Eingabe

Änderung: 3.0.0 Ausgabe der SRID wenn nicht EPSG:4326

This function supports 3d and will not drop the z-index.


Generate a FeatureCollection:

SELECT json_build_object(
    'type', 'FeatureCollection',
    'features', json_agg(ST_AsGeoJSON(t.*)::json)
FROM ( VALUES (1, 'one', 'POINT(1 1)'::geometry),
              (2, 'two', 'POINT(2 2)'),
              (3, 'three', 'POINT(3 3)')
     ) as t(id, name, geom);
{"type" : "FeatureCollection", "features" : [{"type": "Feature", "geometry": {"type":"Point","coordinates":[1,1]}, "properties": {"id": 1, "name": "one"}}, {"type": "Feature", "geometry": {"type":"Point","coordinates":[2,2]}, "properties": {"id": 2, "name": "two"}}, {"type": "Feature", "geometry": {"type":"Point","coordinates":[3,3]}, "properties": {"id": 3, "name": "three"}}]}

Generate a Feature:

FROM (VALUES (1, 'one', 'POINT(1 1)'::geometry)) AS t(id, name, geom);
 {"type": "Feature", "geometry": {"type":"Point","coordinates":[1,1]}, "properties": {"id": 1, "name": "one"}}

An alternate way to generate Features with an id property is to use JSONB functions and operators:

SELECT jsonb_build_object(
    'type',       'Feature',
    'id',         id,
    'geometry',   ST_AsGeoJSON(geom)::jsonb,
    'properties', to_jsonb( t.* ) - 'id' - 'geom'
    ) AS json
FROM (VALUES (1, 'one', 'POINT(1 1)'::geometry)) AS t(id, name, geom);
 {"id": 1, "type": "Feature", "geometry": {"type": "Point", "coordinates": [1, 1]}, "properties": {"name": "one"}}

Don't forget to transform your data to WGS84 longitude, latitude to conform with the GeoJSON specification:

SELECT ST_AsGeoJSON(ST_Transform(geom,4326)) from fe_edges limit 1;


3D geometries are supported:

SELECT ST_AsGeoJSON('LINESTRING(1 2 3, 4 5 6)');

Siehe auch

ST_GeomFromGeoJSON, ST_ForcePolygonCCW , ST_Transform