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OpenStreetMap: contribution and use

OpenStreetMap is an initiative to create and provide free geographic data, such as street maps, to anyone. The OpenStreetMap Foundation is an international not-for-profit organization supporting, but not controlling, the OpenStreetMap Project. It is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free geospatial data and to providing geospatial data for anyone to use and share.

Its database constantly expanding and is of increasing interest on the part of many GIS projects.


  • Know the OpenStreetMap project, its characteristics and its limitations
  • Learn to contribute in the OpenStreetMap project
  • Learn how to use the OpenStreetMap data in a GIS project


1 to 2 days

Targeted audience

  • Web developers
  • GIS managers
  • Neo-geographers


  • Good knowledge of the principles of Web 2.0
  • Basic GIS
  • Use of a spatial database


  • Presentation of the OpenStreetMap project
    • Operation
    • Statistics
    • Community
  • Contribution
    • ’Terrain’ data import
    • Knowledge of ’Map Features’
    • Use of Potlatch2 and Josm editors
  • Use of data
    • On Garmin GPS
    • Via the RESTful API
    • Import of a XML dump (Planet.osm) in a spatial database
    • Export in Shapefile


Upon request


  • Upon request
  • Tax exempt if part of a convention

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