[OSM-talk] Potlatch again

Michael Thompson michaelnt at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 09:17:57 GMT 2009


2009/1/15 Erik Johansson <emj at kth.se>:
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:33 AM, Richard Fairhurst
> <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
>>
>> Michal Migurski wrote:
>>> I'm hesitant to blow away the existing guide, but I wonder if it
>>> can be moved behind a disambiguation page? Something that
>>> lets you understand different levels of involvement: found a
>>> mistake, need to add a street, have a spreadsheet of local
>>> amenities, live in the US where crummy TIGER data exists,
>>> live in Eastern Europe where there's nothing, have a GPS,
>>> don't have a GPS, etc.
>>
>> Interesting idea. So it becomes less "here's the reference manual" and more
>> "here's a how-to for a given scenario". I can see that working.
>
> The problem with howtos is that they are specific to the needs of one
> type of user. And there are so many types of users that it's often
> hard to find the howto that fits you. I don't think I would search for
> "How to add a street in openstreetmap", instead I would skim the
> documentation or the Graphical interface and try it out...
>
> Howtos are great if you can make them into articles, or in Michals
> case were he wants to show a certain type of users how to do a
> specific task.
>
> Though it might still be bette than what we have.

As a newbie I found the video[1] on using Potlach the most useful way
to work out how to use it, the documentation was indeed pretty
baffling.

[1] http://showmedo.com/videos/video?name=1800010&fromSeriesID=180

Michael




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