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Burundi, Afrique

latitude : -3.4, longitude : 30.0
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Burundi est un pays en Afrique, à la latitude 3°24′00,00″ sud et la longitude 30°00′00,00″ est.

Map of Burundi

Burundi data

Access OSM data for Burundi in GIS formats throught the HOT Exports Tools - Burundi

Projects in Burundi

This is a list of projects in Burundi

State of the map

Relatively little mapping has been done in Burundi by now, mainly because of missing aerial imagery of the great part of the country and lack of local contributors. Lately there has been registred great progress in mapping of Bujumbura, partly due to the EUROSHA project, which has been running there since October.

HOT in Burundi

HOT is conducting a mapping project in Burundi since mid-October 2012 as part of the EUROSHA project together with France Volontaire. The initial focus is on baseline mapping of Bujumbura and the regions in which the needs are most crucial. All these activities are meant to support the growth of a local OSM group in Burundi and the growth of the OSM project.


  • Mapping party with EUROSHA BURUNDI Project with Scouts and Guides (Bujumbura): 11-24-2012
  • Mapping party with EUROSHA BURUNDI Project with Scouts and Guides (Bujumbura): 12-15-2012
  • Formation on Open Street Map tools with EUROSHA BURUNDI Project with AJDI (Association des Jeunes pour la Démocratisation de l'Informatique): Starting from 12-10-2012

Mapping in the streets of Bujumbura

What we are working on

Baseline mapping of Bujumbura

Using satellite imagery and field surveys, the international team of EUROSHA volunteers is trying to improve the map of Bujumbura, which is not realy complete for now. Although we do our best to make some progress at this point, this task remains unfinnished due to other activities.

Formation on OSM tools

  • First training on using OpenStreetMap tools held by EUROSHA project has started from 12-10-2012 with motivated group of IT students of AJDI (Association des Jeunes pour la Démocratisation de l'Informatique). Five mid-day technical sessions has been held, including one mapping party with this group. The training is previewed to be concluded in January by evaluation. The plan is to follow the group and involve it to our next activities.
  • From January on, the OSM training with Scouts and Guides is planned to be done on the same basis as the training we are working on with AJDI.

Useful resources


Aerial Imagery

Aerial Imagery can be a very usefull tool in mapping. However, all data derived from aerial imagery should be verified in the field. Great care should be taken, that aerial images are aligned properly with the coordinate system in OSM. The best way is to align the images with ways in OSM that are derived from or verified by GPS survey in the field. It would be very helpfull when the source of the data is easily identified, for instance by using [source=GPS] or [source=Yahoo] etc.

Currently, there is a project called Better maps for Burundi runned by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which consits creation of the new aerial imagery of Burundi.

Yahoo satellite imagery

Yahoo! imagery is no longer available since 13 September 2011. Yahoo! Aerial Imagery covered the area around Bujumbura. Map.

Bing satellite imagery

Bing coverage for Burundi is available in high resolution in area of Bujumura Marie, Bujumbura Rural and Gitega. The imagery comes from 2010.

Data Import

  • Africover ([1]) - has granted us (Development Seed ([2]) - permission to upload their base layers - roads, rivers, rails, admin boundaries. Dev Seed has uploaded the road shapefile. With that done, Dev Seed has concluded its import operations in Burundi.

External Links


Among many others: