[OSM-talk] [Talk-us] The Open Source OpenStreetMap Book
ian.dees at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 20:45:13 BST 2011
Thanks for the kind words, Martijn.
One of the questions we have yet to answer is how we should distribute the
books that Google bought for us. I would prefer to give them to people that
are a) likely to talk/blog about them (and thus OSM), b) not completely
aware of OSM, c) have limited internet connectivity, and/or d) are unable to
afford the cost of the book.
I'd be happy to hear about other ideas, though. There are only 9 books
available from Google, by the way. It is my opinion that if we want to give
them out to new OSM US members we should spend OSM US money to buy some for
existing and new members.
On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
> Great, absolutely great. I just ordered a hard copy but I see you have
> a stash right there?! It would make an awesome welcome gift for new
> OSM (-US) members. Welcome package: the book, an OSM surveying vest
> and a list of 10 1-hour cleanup projects in your own area.
> On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 5:24 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Over the last week, Kate Chapman, Shaun McDonald and I worked together
> > some professional documentation people to write an open source
> > getting started book.
> > Please read my diary post to get an idea of what we
> > did: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/iandees/diary/15152
> > We're looking for feedback and help keeping it up to date. In the
> > medium-term we'd like to expand this book so that it can replace the
> > Started pages on the wiki and create a second book to cover the more
> > technical use cases (pulling the technical bits out of this current doc).
> > -Ian
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