Workshop: Osmand app - explanations and practical exercises

Purpose of the workshop:

Learn to use the Osmand app before, during and after your hikes.
Osmand is a very complete and versatile navigation app. It also functions offline with the wellknown OSM maps (OpenStreetMap). The app is available for free.

The workshop especially targets the owners of Android smartphones and tablets. iPhones en iPads are also welcome, but the possibilities of the Osmand app are more restricted on those devices.

20170814 110111Length and content of the workshop:

The workshop takes about 4 hours and consists of 2 parts.
During the first part we sit together to explain the possibilities the app offers and how it works:

  • Useful smartphone settings
  • General overview of the Osmand app possibilities
  • Installing the Osmand app, maps and how to update them
  • Setting the app
  • The plug-in manager
  • Configuring the screen
  • Configuring the map
  • Navigate to a point
  • Show hiking routes
  • Take audio/fotography/video notes and share them
  • Install gpx-tracks and show them
  • Record gpx-tracks
  • Show Points of Interest, set Favorites

During the second half we put all the information to practice with a short hike (max. 5 km). Don't forget to bring clothing adapted to the weather outside.

After the workshop the presentation is sent to you via e-mail.


A week before the workshop you'll be sent the necessary instructions to install the Osmand app, the map of Belgium and a gpx-track.
At the start of the workshop we take some time to solve eventual problems with the installation.

Planned dates, organisation on demand and prices:

Dates and places planned:

None planned yet.

At the place there is wifi and a meeting room. The number of participants is minimum 8, maximum 12.

Price/participant: 32 € (VAT include). A softdrink or a coffee are included.

Organisation on demand:

The workshop can be organised on demand. Make it a friends gathering, a club meeting, a company or association incentive.

Date, time and place are mutually agreed upon. You're free to choose a place, but it should have wifi and enough room to sit the number of participants (at someone's home, a clubhouse, a company meeting room, a pub/restaurant, your holiday stay... ). The maximum number of participants is 12. There is no minimum.

The price is fixed at 288 € (VAT and traveltime included).

Additional info, registration, payment:

Contact us by phone, e-mail or use the Contact form.
We confirm your (temporary) registration and send you the necessary payment info. Your registration becomes definite once we've received the payment.

If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the workshop is cancelled. Payments received will be returned, or you may decide to transfer your registration to a later planned workshop.
If a workshop is overbooked, the payment date decides who the 12 participants are. The payments of the other registrations will be returned, or you may decide to transfer them to a later planned workshop. 
Once the payment received, participants cannot cancel anymore.