[uMap] End user documentation

Antoine Riche antoine.riche at ymail.com
Thu Oct 6 16:28:56 UTC 2016

Hi Guillaume.

I wrote those tutorials and put them on my DokuWiki mostly because I'm 
familiar with DokuWiki. I really intend to carry on writing the series 
however I'm struggling to find the time.  In addition the new version of 
uMap implies to update the existing tutorials. This shows you're right : 
the tutorials should be placed in a more central place where they can be 
edited and maintained by several people.

The OSM Wiki seems to me to be the right place. Converting DokuWiki to 
MediaWiki doesn't look so easy though.  Where do we start ? One 
possibility would be to translate the existing tutorials to english and 
put them on the OSM wiki - I can send you the source code of the 
DokuWiki tutorials. Do let me know if you have other ideas.


Le 05/10/2016 à 20:50, Guillaume a écrit :
> Thanks,
> Cartocite's tutorials are a solid start for an end user documentation,
> but they can't be updated and improved by an open community.
> This is a shame, especially with the new version of Umap, which should
> lead to updates in these tutorials.
> I think Umap could benefit from some knowledge base / wiki /
> documentation website that any mapper could edit.
> The links on Cartocite's wiki have been red for some time now. With a
> proper place to contribute, some of the missing tutorials could be
> written by others.
> Cheers
> Guillaume
> PS : and yes, I'm French, despite my interest in an english documentation :)
> On 05/10/2016 18:47, Thomas Gratier wrote:
>> Hi,
>> You can look at
>> http://wiki.cartocite.fr/doku.php?id=umap:tutoriel_umap#niveau_debutant for
>> a good structured "Umap getting started" (OK, it's in French but you are
>> French it seems ;))
>> It could be a good content for starting an "official" tutorial maybe.
>> For other Umap resources, as you stated, it's mainly on the OpenStreetMap
>> wiki in various pages.
>> Cheers
>> Thomas Gratier
>> 2016-10-05 18:15 GMT+02:00 Guillaume <compte.umap at whoz.me>:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I don't find any end user documentation for Umap. Is there any ? And if
>>> not, would anyone interested in building / writing one ?
>>> I know there are resources to learn & teach Umap, but they're scattered
>>> throughout wiki pages, tutorials on blogs, forums, and OSM Q/A help.
>>> It's not as easy as having end user documentation in a single place, where
>>> people can easily get into Umap, learn how to use it and improve their
>>> mapping skills.
>>> I often discover great Umaps, and find myself wondering "How was it made ?
>>> How can I do something cool like that ?"... And then I'm stuck and can't
>>> find an answer.
>>> So, if there's a end user documentation : where is it ? If there isn't, it
>>> would be nice to have a place to start writing it.
>>> Cheers
>>> Guillaume
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