[OSM-dev] Documentation Improvement

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Fri Oct 3 13:14:14 UTC 2014


On 10/03/2014 12:31 PM, Vanya Jauhal wrote:
> all beginners currently have to start with the OSM tasking manager

Can you explain more? As I understand it, the tasking manager is a very
specialist tool that will not usually be the first thing a beginner
comes into contact with.

Beginners in OSM usually start with mapping things they are familiar
with, like that bakery around the corner from where they live. They
choose their own field of activity.

The tasking manager is a coordination platform that lets *other* people
tell you what you should be doing. It is used for unusual purposes like
data imports or HOT activations, but it is far from the standard mode of
working for beginners.

> 1. The OSM beginner's page can have an FAQ section, where we can add
> some common issues faced by users and their solutions.

Are you talking of the Wiki or some other platform? We have plenty.

> 2.Adding user comments to the documentation.

This kind of depends on which platform you have in mind. The Wiki, of
course, already allows everyone to edit the documentation. If you're
thinking of another platform, the mechanism for reader participation
might be different.


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