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Colombia, South America

latitude: 3.86, longitude: -73.47
Browse map of Colombia 3°51′36.00″ N, 73°28′12.00″ W
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Colombia is a Country in South America at latitude 3°51′36.00″ North, longitude 73°28′12.00″ West.
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the home of Colombia on the OpenStreetMap wiki.
Hello! Welcome to the project for mapping efforts in Colombia!
You can find here national events, ongoing projects, map status and mapping guidelines, as well as links to other pages directly related to the mapping of Colombia.
You may also find a list of contacts and mappers involved with the OpenStreetMap community in Colombia.
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Useful information

Note: Several cities in Colombia have their own working groups, and they have created guides to map them correctly, like in Bogota. For this reason, it is recommended to visit the list of cities in Colombia or towns in Colombia.

If you need to contact other mappers to validate something, you can visit the next page: Mappers in Colombia. Also, if you have been working a lot in a specific city or in Colombia, you can add your user to that page; you just need to create your own page in this wiki. If you want to contact the whole community, please visit the Contact section.

Administrative boundaries

Map providers

Several official institutions in Colombia had released their data maps, and they offer web services of them, which can be used to map.

If you are going to use JOSM, you can add the imagery as a new WMS. Remeber to get the layers, and put an appropriate name to the layer. When you commit your changes, the name of the layer will be added as the information source.

Communities of mappers

Colombia has different groups of mappers, where all of them are considered part of "Community of OpenStreetMap Colombian mappers". They can be contacted with the mail list, the Telegram account, the Twitter account or the Facebook account.

Also, there are groups for specific purposes, and they are listed in the communities (es) page.


This is the Colombian events list (es):

  • (2023) Mapping constructions in Medellín.
  • (2021) MaptimeBogota is organizing events on Saturday mornings to resolve notes. For more information, please visit Meetup MaptimeBogota.



Humanitarian mapping

Colombia has seen various humanitarian mapping initiatives, often as responses to natural disasters

This is a guide to create good activations is response to disasters (es).


  • One of the more measurable progresses is the quantity of resolved notes, because there had been created more than 13 000 notes and they were all closed at the beginning of January, 2022.


This is the guide to map Colombia. Besides this article, you can access the articles under Category:Colombian tagging guidelines for specific subjects; there are even more articles only in the Spanish version.

For JOSM, a custom validator for Colombia was created, which you can download directly from the applications, in the Validator section.

For bicycle infrastructure, the SIGenBici project (Medellín) has created a mapping guide, considering the typology of bikeways according to the guidelines of the Colombian Ministry of Transport and the separation tag proposal in order to incorporate information on cycleinfrastructure separation and demarcation from adjacent traffic modes.



Colombia – Cities and major towns
Cities: Bogota · Medellin · Cali · Barranquilla · Cartagena · Cucuta · Bucaramanga · Villavicencio · Ibague · Santa Marta · Valledupar · Monteria · Pereira · Leticia · Manizales · Popayán · Yopal
Municipalities: Soacha · Soledad · Bello · Duitama · El Líbano · Lorica · Tierralta · La Dorada · Guapi

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Central America
México · Belize · Guatemala · Honduras · El Salvador · Nicaragua · Costa Rica · Panamá
South America
Brasil · Colombia · Venezuela · Ecuador · Perú · Bolivia · Paraguay · Chile · Argentina · Uruguay · Guyana · Suriname · Guyane française
The Caribbean
Cuba · Jamaica · Haiti · República Dominicana · Puerto Rico · British Virgin Islands · US Virgin Islands · Anguilla · Sint Maarten (NL) · St. Martin (FR) · St. Barthélemy · St. Eustatius · St. Kitts and Nevis · Antigua and Barbuda · Guadeloupe · Dominica · Martinique · St. Lucia · St. Vincent and the Grenadines · Barbados · Grenada · Trinidad and Tobago · Bonaire · Curaçao · Aruba
Iberian Peninsula
España · Portugal