How to use OpenStreetMap data in QGIS Desktop
2021-09-30, 14:30–15:00, Salta

QGIS is one of the most used Open-Source GIS Software. It is possible to display, edit, analyse, process different kind of data such as vector, raster, mesh, point clouds etc.

QGIS has some native functionalities to work with OSM data. Either with raster layer as a basemap, or with vector, QGIS can deal with OSM data. Depending on the amount of data to work with, the need to "refresh" the data (from the main OSM database), the extent of the coverage, different plugins or technologies are possible.

This presentation will try to give an overview how it's possible to use OpenStreetMap data within QGIS according to different situations (TMS/WMS, Overpass-API, Docker, PostgreSQL...)

Bonus : Hopefully, I will be able to present a new major version of QuickOSM, a QGIS plugin to query the OSM OverpassAPI or to work with a local OSM files (new features, tips and QGIS Processing).

On one side, we have QGIS. One of the most used opensource software.

On the other side, we have OpenStreetMap, a major geospatial database.

With different tools or technologies, it's possible to display and/or analyse OSM data within QGIS.
We will make an overview how to use OSM data within QGIS : raster, vector, server, local files etc.

Authors and Affiliations

Etienne Trimaille




Software/Project development


1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

Language of the Presentation


I'm a GIS developer at 3Liz mainly focused on QGIS Desktop/Server plugins.
3Liz is a opensource GIS solution based in France.

I'm also a contributor in the OpenStreetMap community, mainly with QuickOSM, a QGIS plugin to extract OSM data within QGIS.