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Belgium, Europe
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latitude: 50.536, longitude: 4.399
Browse map of Belgium 50°32′09.60″ N, 4°23′56.40″ E
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Belgium is a country in Europe at latitude 50°32′09.60″ North, longitude 4°23′56.40″ East.

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WikiProject Belgium +/-
Conventions
Subprojects
OSM of Belgium as of 2008-11-14
OSM of Belgium as of 2016-12-21

This page contains information relating to mapping activity that is specific to Belgium. Any guides or conventions on this page can be discussed on the discussion page, feel free to comment or help (mapping your area, tagging streets or correcting this page).

Language

For accessibility reasons pages can be presented in four languages, but for practical reasons, the English version is the original version. For other languages choose a language at the top of the screen or choose here Nederlands or Français. The English version is kept up to date the most.

Belgian OpenStreetMap Community

Starting in 2013 there is an OpenStreetMap Belgium organization. We are part of OKFN Belgium as a working group and are one of the Foundation/Local Chapters (agreement). One of the first things that was done was to create a website: https://openstreetmap.be/.

OpenStreetMap Belgium has the following goals:

  • Promoting OpenStreetMap in Belgium.
  • Supporting the mapping community in any way possible.
  • Single point of contact for OpenStreetMap in Belgium.

Communication

  • For communication within the community, we mostly use a high-volume real-time chat room that is synchronised (bridged) across these networks:
  • The the mailing list talk-be is used less these days, but still has a decent following. It is still the place to go for more formal announcements and discussions. Subscribe or read the archives. The mailing list is administered by the OSMbe Board (board@osm.be).

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Documents

OpenStreetMap volunteers in Belgium

Here's an incomplete list of OpenStreetMap volunteers in Belgium that are active on the wiki. If you want to be on this list, please:

  • Create an OpenStreetMap wiki account if you haven't got one yet, and log in. Note that an OpenStreetMap wiki account is not the same as an OpenStreetMap map editing account!
  • Go to your personal wiki page. You can find it by scrolling to the top of any page and clicking your name.
  • Edit your personal wiki page, adding the following line at the bottom: [[Category:Users in Belgium]].

Have a look at the Communication section above for more ways to meet other mappers.

Mapping resources

See the Mapping resources page for a longer, yet incomplete list.

The most useful resources are available both in the web editor (iD) and JOSM. Make sure to have a look at the many available layers!

Brussels
  • UrbIS-Ortho most recent (selected by default)
  • AGIV Flanders most recent aerial imagery
  • UrbisAdm FR (includes buildings, numbers and street overlays and French names)
  • UrbisAdm NL (same as above but with Dutch names)
Flanders
  • AIV Flanders most recent arial imagery (selected by default)
  • AIV Flanders GRB (includes buildings, numbers and street overlays and names)
  • AIV Digitaal hoogtemodel (very detailed hillshade)
Wallonia
  • SPW most recent aerial imagery (selected by default)
  • SPW PICC numerical imagery (includes buildings, numbers and street overlays and names)
  • SPW Relief de la Wallonie - Modèle Numérique de Terrain (MNT) 2013-2014 - Hillshade

Projects

OpenStreetMap Belgium keeps a list of projects at the OSM.be website.

Have a look at the subprojects above to see a longer list of projects. They may be active, defunct or just starting. Feel free to create a new subproject page if you want to work on something new.

Conventions

See the Conventions page for discussing the mapping and tagging conventions.

Goals

If you have a goal that you are working towards or one that you would like to see get done (and are maybe willing to get the ball rolling) then add it to the list here, create a section where it can be coordinated and tracked, and a way of measuring progress.

Mapping Parties/Events

Most activities are organized through the Meetup page [2].

Older discussion about activities was in the talk page.

All (new) activities should go on the Activities page. The talk page there can be used to discuss events.

External maps

A collection of links

  • Cartesius - portal for historical maps
  • Cadastre - viewer for cadastral data (compatible license)

Quality control

  • Wiki quality assurance page. On this page you can find many explanations to the tools that can be used to have better quality in OpenStreetMap