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Mapping resources


SPW PICC orthorectified precision<25 cm Wallonia map

PICC is a must to map Wallonia, much preferably with JOSM. That link describes its contents.

This daughter page explains that SPW, the PICC's © owner, allows to trace the WMS service without restrictions.

The JOSM PICC layer is available in:

Imagery>Preferences>Imagery Providers>Available Default Entries>BE SPW(allonie) PICC numerical imagery

PICC is made from aerial photographs with a precision better than 25cm.

They are digitalized and orthorectified.

This means that errors due to the obliqueness of the photography are corrected, a thing impossible to do "manually".

Although PICC is available since 2010, the SPW has corrected a bug and made the © matters clear only in 2016, so that contributors have mapped Wallonia by other methods with a 2-3-5m error or even more during that time and that that work has to be redone again.

Yahoo high-resolution imagery

Relation Map (iD, JOSM, Potlatch2, history, analyze, manage, XML, GPX)

Institut Cartographique Militaire / Militair Cartografisch Instituut maps

Carte de Ferraris / De Ferrariskaart

Gemeentelijk stratenplan

  • Beveren [1] met officiële goedkeuring van het college van burgemeester en schepenen (zitting 9/5/2011), contact: silasdm

Heritage in Wallonia

The DGO4 (Service Public de Wallonie - Public service of Wallonia) has published some information as open data, under CC BY-SA licence :

Potential sources


More about this here: Potential_Datasources#Belgium

De Verkeersbordendatabank

Topo and geo maps by the MGI/IGM (1947-1976)

The Atlas der Buurtwegen / Atlas des chemins vicinaux

The use of the Atlas de Buurtwegen is permitted because of the Free_open_data_licence_Flanders.


  • Urbis \o/, see ML

Walloon provinces

  • They are digitising them in cooperation with the Région Wallonne. I called them (2008/08), and at least Luxembourg is close to completion.
  • Brabant Wallon : Rue Armand Dewolf, 2 à 1357 Hélécine - Tél : 019/65.91.29. Ouvert au public sur rendez-vous.
  • Hainaut : Site du Clair-Logis, Rue St Antoine, 1 à 7021 Havré - Tél : 065/87.97.03. Ouvert au public tous les jours ouvrables de 8h00 à 12h00 et de 13h00 à 16h00.
  • Liège : Rue Darchis, 33 à 4000 Liège - Tél : 04/230.48.00. Ouvert au public tous les jours ouvrables de 8h00 à 12h00 et de 14h00 à 16h00. Site : (not available online)
  • Province du Luxembourg : Square Albert 1er, 1 à 6700 Arlon - Tél : 063/21.22.59. Ouvert au public tous les jours ouvrables de 8h00 à 12h30 et de 14h00 à 16h30.
  • Province de Namur : Chaussée de Charleroi, 85 à 5000 Namur - Tél : 081/56.30.46 (47). Ouvert au public tous les jours ouvrables de 8h30 à 11h30.


  • The Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Ghent University has a HISGIS project, where you can see historical data, including boundaries. They were contacted, but currently do not work with external partners. The work is copyrighted by the UGent. (Cheezycrust 10:13, 7 January 2009 (UTC))

Bike Node Networks

  • Fietsnet has mapped 11550 kilometers of bike node networks in Flanders and parts of The Netherlands. Contacted for possible co-operation. (Cheezycrust 10:13, 7 January 2009 (UTC))
  • But based on some routes I've come to the conclusion that at least part of their tracks are based on the original maps, and not made with a gps. So we have to be careful with reusing their data. --Eimai 10:18, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

RAVeL Network maps

  • Cartographie RAVeL Walloon region has mapped the RAVeL trail tracks network (old rail tracks, etc...) in Wallonia (as well as other network such as "PICVerts"). Contacted for possible co-operation. (Phuba 10:30, 26 July 2009 (UTC))

GSM/UMTS antenna sites

De Post / La Poste

  • Post boxes, post offices, maybe postcode boundaries? Contacted for possible co-operation. (Cheezycrust 10:13, 7 January 2009 (UTC))

Géoportail de la Wallonie

  • Contact with the... RDV 05 November 09 (eMerzh )
  • New contact based on and to the address mentioned in [2] for the data Orthophotos (Areal imagery) and PICC (Addressing database) The RedBurn (talk) 21:28, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
    • Received a preliminary positive answer 2016-11-23
    • Received a positive answer 2016-12-20

Data already in JOSM, but I've asked for something formal (letter or a mention on the website) to be able to add it to iD.

  • In May 2017, contacted this time the Wallon ministers of mobility and tourism and the director of Géométrologie.


The TEC bus stops and lines are available under Creative Commons License 4.0 BY-SA since April 2014.

The TEC data can be downloaded here in the BLTAC format (Belgium Local Transport Automatic Connexion). Specifications of the format is available here.

Yes check.svg Both are now added in the JOSM data sources (data last updated in 2014). It doesn't seem to be useful for iD. The RedBurn (talk) 18:57, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

30 km/h zones from users

A long list of 30 km/h zones in Belgium, collected by users of the forum, has been posted here. A discussion in the talk-be mailinglist revealed that the manager of the 30 km/h zones project, Jean Herman, was "ok to give this work to the OSM community". A more formal permission (in particular with the Contributor Terms) has probably not been given. Anyway, someone added OpenStreetBugs for every entry in the list (November 2012). It is not possible to tag the zones correctly without research on locations, because the zones are all given by one coordinate only. Since OpenStreetBug is closing, these "bugs" should be removed. I (avena701) recommend not adding the list to Notes. Rather, I recommend to use the list as a inspiration for fieldwork:

  • Download [3] and extract the file zone30_BE.asc
  • Install the GpsBabel utility
  • Run the command

gpsbabel -i CSV -f zone30_BE.asc -x swap -o GPX -F zone30_BE.gpx

  • Open zone30_BE.gpx in JOSM or with your GPS device

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