[OSM-talk] Potlatch 2 tutorial video: part 1 (rough cut)

davespod osmlists at dellams.fastmail.fm
Wed Feb 9 23:09:58 GMT 2011

(Apologies to subscribers to newbies - I have already posted this message
there, but I think it is of general interest, too.)

The barrier to entry to OSM seems to be falling. Now we’ve got an awesome
even easier-to-use online editor and hi-res imagery for much more of the
world. We now need some basic tutorial videos to go with these.

In the spirit of the do-ocracy, I’ve had a go at getting started. I’ve
created a short tutorial video for adding POIs using Potlatch 2. I envisage
this being part of a series of 3 short videos. I see parts 2 and 3 covering
tracing ways from Bing, possibly adding ways to route relations, creating
areas (closed ways) and a few remaining features. The aim is to keep each
video under five minutes long (as I personally would not sit through an
online tutorial any longer than that!). I’ve also aimed to make it
reasonably easy to re-edit once P2 is the default editor. If they are
popular, perhaps we could also add some GPS-related tutorials in the future.

I haven’t yet attempted parts 2 and 3, because I thought I would get some
feedback on the rough cut of part 1. Unfortunately, the sound quality is
pretty poor due to my incompetent use of the audio settings, and I plan to
re-record once I have some feedback (my intonation is a bit odd at times,
too). I anticipate different people will have different views, so please
don’t expect me to act on all suggestions (I’ll only act on the ones I think
are a good idea!).

So let me know what you think:



David (davespod)

P.S. I’d consider releasing this CC0 to maximise worry-free re-editing and
re-use. However, I’m slightly concerned there might be howls of anguish if
OSM data is in a CC0 video. I suspect it would be fair use, as would using
Bing imagery in the background, so more worried about the community reaction
than the legality.

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