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Corporate Academy

Corporate Academy

Finding your way in Dutch open geodata


Audience: Anyone, though the targeted audience consists of international students and international staff members.
Duration: 4 hours

This is an internal UG workshop.

Course fee


UG students: free
UG staff: free
PhD students: free

Course dates and enrollment

Contact: Geodienst (050 - 36 39211)

Course fee includes course documentation.


The Dutch government provides a lot of data about the Netherlands through different online platforms. The Central Bureau of Statistics has data on every municipality, neighborhood and sub-neighborhood, the Cadastre about all houses and parcels, the municipalities about the design of the (urban/rural) landscape, and that is just the start. How to find the needle you need in the haystack of open Dutch geodata? In this course you will get an overview of the different platforms that present open data and you will get a few insights into the possibilities of a few interesting datasets. You will also have the chance to quickly work hands-on with open geodata under supervision of the experts of the Geodienst.


Basic knowledge of any GIS software (e.g. QGIS; ArcMap) can come in handy, but is not necessary.

Last modified:13 January 2020 11.48 a.m.