WikiProject Benin

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Benin, Africa
latitude: 9.239, longitude: 2.310
Browse map of Benin 9°14′20.40″ N, 2°18′36.00″ E
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Benin is a country in Africa at latitude 9°14′20.40″ North, longitude 2°18′36.00″ East.

Flag of Benin WikiProject Benin Mapping Project,
the home of Benin on the OpenStreetMap wiki.
Hello! Welcome to the project for mapping efforts in Benin!
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 Benin.
You may also find a list of contacts and mappers involved with the OpenStreetMap community in Benin.

OpenStreetMap images (and underlying map data) are freely available under OpenStreetMap License.


Connection to the mappers in Benin:


It would be very important to have some more people living in Bénin contributing on this project. So perhaps it would be possible to sensitize people living in Benin. Everybody who is living in Bénin is invited to help. Perhaps it would even be possible to make a project at the university of Abomey-Calavi. Everybody travelling in Bénin: Help making GPS Logs.

I have just created a meeting-place for other members and users who are mapping in Benin or who are living in Benin: it is right "behind" this page, just go to the discussion page (click on Discussion top-left or here: Talk:WikiProject Benin. I am sorry, I know that this is some sort of mild abuse of the feature discussion-page, but if we ever get more in number or more active maybe OSM can find us a better place to meet and exchange ideas. --Webtooslow (talk) 21:22, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Some weeks ago there was a OSM tutorial at an University in Cotonou (Africa University of Technology and Management at Gbegamey).

The French WikiProjectBenin Page is always newer then the English. Perhaps we should start a Discussion there in French. benoitberlin


Road network


There are some tracks available, mostly for Bohicon and Cotonou.

Road classification

Please respect the following guidelines: Highway Tag Africa.

Schools and universities

Map with School and university Layer:

Available data sources

Aerial imagery

There is a lot of Aerial imagery available.

Latest imagery launched by DigitalGlobe for OpenstreetMap: For more, clic here. Please help to contribute at working on it! Available towns are: Parakou, Bohicon (parts), Nikki, Natitigou, Ouidah (parts), Malanville, Comé, Kandi, Savé, Dassa-Zoumé (parts), Cobli, Tanguièta, Dogbo, Boukombé, Ouaké, Péréré. For more details see: WikiProject Benin#Cities.

We got some aerial imagery of Cotonou!

Region of Cotonou

WMTS : wmts:

Tu use it add it to JOSM: -> Preferences -> Imagery Preferences : click on +WMS and paste the link above.

FAQ on imagery

Question please: How can I get same quality aerial coverage for Bassila as we got for Cobli? I live at Bassila and such a ressource would help me a lot in marking POI, since I could identify even features that are less obvious. It would save me many days of ground-crawling-tracking; I would love to put all the schools and public buildings soon. Where do I need to write for those photos? --Webtooslow (talk) 21:55, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

It's the bing aerial imagery that is used, but it is just available in some regions. It's the company Bing that takes those pictures. DigitalGlobe imagery is also available since May 2017. You can never know, if one day they will be available. For now we have to work with GPS traces in regions, where no pictures exists. --benoitberlin