[Talk-GB] [OSM-talk] OSM book

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Thu Oct 28 21:36:27 BST 2010


M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> is there some content in the English translation that the German
> version doesn't have?

The first English edition is based largely on the 3rd German edition. 
But since it was proof-read by people who were not involved in the 
German book, it does do some things a little differently. The most 
visible differences are:

* English version has an appendix with country-specific OSM information 
about many countries. This appendix is under CC-BY-SA and available as 
PDF (http://www.openstreetmap.info/content/mapping_the_world.pdf) and 
OpenOffice document 
People are welcome to edit it and we might include updated versions in 
later editions.

* English version has 2 or 3 additional screen shots in the editor 
chapters, and discusses Potlatch before JOSM rather than after.

* English version has a more detailed and illustrated Mapnik style 
example (example source downloadable here: 

But apart from that the changes are negligible. We changed examples and 
illustrations to better fit the international audience, added in a few 
tags - that's all I remember.


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