BAG gebruiksfuncties op Top10NL in QGIS

The building contours of BAG objects are much more precise than the standard built-up block shapes of the Top10NL topographic data set (aside from the fact that the BAG is more up-to-date than the Top10NL). The “BAG objects & addresses” data set also contains the usage function(s) of buildings. Using the BAG, it’s possible to quickly view locations of shops, entertainment areas, office parks, industrial zones and schools. But these usage functions are not part of a geometry column in the BAG, because a particular BAG residential object can have multiple usage functions (1:n relation). However, using the free Geon BAG convertor it’s possible to create a shapefile of BAG objects that include up to 2 usage functions per BAG residential object.
In QGIS, this point-shapefile may be used to visualise the usage function on top of the building contours. See the example below, using the following legend:

  • Green: shops, stores
  • Purple: entertainment, restaurants, club houses
  • Yellow: education
  • Pink: health
  • Blue: office
  • Brown: industry
  • Cyan: sports
  • Red: hotels
Map of part of Almere incl Top10NL, BAG buildling contours and usage functions
You can view the larger map including the full legend here.
The topographic map quickly shows the locations of stores, restaurants, office parks, schools, etc. A next step would be to color the entire area of a particular building instead of using a dot. However, this requires some more complex joining of attributes of tables. Anyone with a smart solution is most welcome to report it here.

One thought on “BAG gebruiksfuncties op Top10NL in QGIS

    1. Nee, niet eenvoudig. QGIS kent wel een lay-outer waarmee je een stuk kaart kunt bewaren als vector-georiënteerde PDF, maar de structuur van de kaartlagen in de QGIS legenda blijft daarmee dacht ik niet behouden. Je zou eens in de QGIS documentatie kunnen kijken.

  1. I’m a beginner, so hopefully this is not an “annoying” noob question: i’ve installed the PDOK 0.7 plugin, but when I try to load BAG buildings (I’m working in the Amsterdam area), I select the “verblijfsobject” and “pand” layers – with the aim of getting buildings, age, function, etc. BUT, when the layer loads, I only see isolated groups of buildings… not all buildings like I would expect.
    I also have a question regarding the best way to access the buildings. I’ve read about the Atom feeds. Are these also usable via QGIS?

  2. Beste Jan-Willem,
    Iets vergelijkbaars als je hierboven beschrijft doe ik ook in QGIS. Ik gebruik dan de WFS van BAG panden, waarbij ik ieder gebruiksdoel in een andere kleur opmaak. Tot nu toe voor ieder project andere kleuren 🙁
    Zijn de bovengenoemde kleuren standaard voor de gebruiksdoelen? En is daar bij jouw weten een *.qml of ander soort stijlbestand voor beschikbaar?
    Met vriendelijke groet,
    Bart Koning

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