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The AGIV ( has released some part of its data using the 'Gratis Open Data Licentie Vlaanderen'. We need to mention AGIV as a source on this wiki.

Some of the data from AGIV that was released in some form as open data:

Atlas de Buurtwegen

The provinces of West-Vlaanderen, Oost-Vlaanderen, Vlaams-Brabant, Limburg and Antwerpen provide 'De Atlas der buurtwegen' under the terms of the 'Gratis Open Data Licentie Vlaanderen'.


(see WikiProject Belgium/Mapping resources/SPW for permission information). There are various elements from the SPW :

  • PICC : Vectorial dataset of Wallonia available either as WMS in the editor, or via download for potential import (recently opened). This data have a precision <25cm and include various elements like buildings, roads, ... (That link describes its contents). It is the result of a digitalisation by hand on aerial imagery or ground survey by the SPW.
  • ICAR : Address data of Wallonia available to us via download. We use it in the ICAR address import tool developped by the OSM Belgium community.
  • Aerial imagery (Orthophoto) : Aerial imagery at 25 cm precision for the most recent ones (a new one is made every year). Available as WMS in the editor.
  • Hillshade : Lidar survey of the region at relatively low resolution available as WMS in the editor. It is particularly useful in the forest...
Heritage in Wallonia

See and for data that seems usable.


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.

The data is available in iD, but is at the bottom of the overlay panel with GPS traces.

Yahoo high-resolution imagery

relation Map

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

Potential sources

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))

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 [2] 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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