WikiProject Belgium/Archives

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This page is intended to index content in the OpenStreetMap Belgium that is only useful from a historical perspective.


These are finished or defunct projects that are not being worked on anymore.

Base d'adresses nationales belges ouverte (BANBO)

Créer une base nationale belge et ouverte de toutes les adresses

BE Quarterly projects

The BE Quarterly Projects was an atempt to do a series of projects for Belgium mappers, announced every quarter on the talk-be mailing list, started in January 2016.

GPS Devices

Start with OSM

Links that are not relevant for new mappers anymore, because they are about tools that aren't used much anymore, or because their content is wildely outdated.



Regions Linguistic communities Main cities and towns by province
Flanders (Vlaanderen) Dutch community West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen) East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen) Anvers (Antwerpen) Limburg Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant)
Brussels Capital Brussels Capital
French community
Wallonia (Wallonie) Walloon Brabant (Brabant wallon) Hainaut Namur Liège Luxembourg
German community

Referencing the Belgian Official Journal - Moniteur - Staatsblad

The Belgian Official Journal (moniteur, staatsblad) contains legal texts and their modifications. These texts are never changed after publication. The Consolidated Legislation (French, Dutch) contains the same legal documents, but updated with their modifications. They are not the official texts, but they are of course meant to say the same and they are much more humanly understandable because they say it in a single piece.

The stable, canonical form of an URL of a consolidated document is as follows:
where: cn=yyyymmddnn are the enactment date and a sequence number within.

To find cn, simply make a search of the document you want. In the old days, you used to see the URL to copy&paste in the navigation bar. But progress now consists of making things more difficult. But we resist with a bit of thinking ;-)
Simply use an action that will make the program recurse (call itself) by URL such as clicking "Dutch version" and back to "French version" or conversely. You will find cn in the link or in the navigation bar if you click the link.

Refined URLs, such as one going to anchor for chapter IV can be copied from the link, pasted and called:
and then simplified by removing the unneeded (maybe confidential) search-related parameters:
You see that only &caller and &fromtab are required in addition to #anchor.

Contacts with local authorities


There is a license agreement for using data of AGIV. This agency is maintaining GIS information for all kind of Flemish authorities. The AGIV aerial imagery and AGIV GRB base map can be consulted and used as background layer (you can add the WMS URLs in JOSM, they are loaded to iD by default). The GRB base map contains geographical information about parcels, buildings, roads, waters, rivers and railways. The AGIV aerial imaginary is more recent and more detailed then the Bing arial imaginary. The AGIV-CRAB-database of addresses is open for the import of house numbers in OSM (via a JOSM application).

Brussels Capital Region

We have urbis \o/ ... see the Brussels Capital Region page


See the specific page

This might be use to convince authorities [1]


  • Contact the local authorities of densely mapped areas to ask if they have any procedure to inform organisations or people of changes in their jurisdiction (new streets are added, street names changed,...). They need to inform the post, emergency and other services so maybe they could inform OSM as well or provide a webpage or RSS feed with these data? Interested OSMers could then investigate these areas and map the new parts. This will be one of the major tasks when an area is mapped. This idea was taken from Mikel's mail at the Talk archives.
  • The public transportation company De Lijn offer access to bus stops online. They have been contacted, but no response has been received yet. --Gyrbo 22:14, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
  • DATS24 offers a complete list of all their gas stations (with GPS coördinates). I've contacted them if we may use this list. --Lithion 15:02, 6 Februari 2008 (UTC)