[talk-ph] Fwd: [OSM-talk] OSM book

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 04:05:55 BST 2010


Anyone  interested to edit the Philippine OSM info in the link below?
This info might be included in updated versions of the OSM book.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>
Date: Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 4:36 AM
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] OSM book
To: mk at koppenhoefer.com
Cc: "talk at openstreetmap.org" <talk at openstreetmap.org>,
"talk-gb at openstreetmap.org" <talk-gb at openstreetmap.org>


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
(http://svn.openstreetmap.org/misc/documents/osmbook/mapping_the_world.odt).
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:
http://www.openstreetmap.info/examples/mapnik-example.xml)

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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cheers,
maning
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