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Présentation de l'éditeur
Once you've learnt OpenStreetMap using this book you'll be your own cartographer, creating whatever maps you wish easily and accurately, for business or leisure. Best of all there are none of the usual restrictions on use.
- Collect data for the area you want to map with this OpenStreetMap book and eBook
- Create your own custom maps to print or use online following our proven tutorials
- Collaborate with other OpenStreetMap contributors to improve the map data
- Learn how OpenStreetMap works and why it's different to other sources of geographical information with this professional guide
Who This Book Is For
This book is the perfect aid for geographic-information professionals interested in using OpenStreetMap in their work and web designers and developers who want to include mapping in their sites, and want a distinctive style. It is for you if you have a need to use maps and geographic data for work or leisure, and want accurate, up-to-date maps showing the information you're interested in, without details you don't need. If you want to use maps for navigation and want more or less detail than traditional printed maps give this book is perfect for you.
What You Will Learn
- Learn how to gather geographic information using inexpensive consumer GPS equipment
- Use digital photography and voice recordings to speed up the surveying process
- Add geographic features to the OpenStreetMap database, using one of three editors
- Check the map data for errors and other problems using various tools
- Collaborate with other mappers working in the same area as you
- Use maps made using OpenStreetMap data on a mobile device
- Create customized maps of any area showing only the features you want
- Import OpenStreetMap data into a traditional Geographic Information System (GIS)
Imagine being able to create accurate maps that look how you want them to, and use them on the Web or in print, for free. OpenStreetMap allows exactly that, with no restrictions on how or where you use your maps. OpenStreetMap is perfect for businesses that want to include maps on their website or in publications without paying high fees. With this book in hand you have the power to make, alter, and use this geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on the Earth.
OpenStreetMap was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive, or unexpected ways. This book will allow you to take control of your own maps and use them smoothly. This book introduces the reader to the OpenStreetMap project and shows you how to participate in the project, and make use of the data it provides. No prior knowledge of the project is assumed, and technical details are kept to a minimum.
In this book, you'll learn how easy it is to add your neighborhood to OpenStreetMap using inexpensive GPS equipment, or even no GPS at all. You'll find out how to communicate with other mappers working in the same area, and where to find more information about how to map the world around you.
Once you have your area mapped, you'll learn how to turn this information into maps, whether for use in print or online, large or small, and with the details you want shown. The book describes several rendering methods, each suited to different types of map, and takes you through a tutorial on each one.
Biographie de l'auteur
Jonathan Bennett is a British journalist, writer, and developer. He has been involved in the OpenStreetMap project since 2006, and is a member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. He has written for print and online technical publications including PC Magazine, ZDNet, CNET, and has appeared on television and radio as a technology commentator. He has an extensive collection of out-of-date printed maps.
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OpenStreetMap: Be Your Own Cartographer presents a comprehensive and straightforward look at the crowdsourcing project. All aspects of being involved with OpenStreetMap as a contributor (or as a mapper as volunteers are known) are addressed int this book. Bennett starts at the beginning with an introductory chapter that covers what OpenStreetMap is, why you should use it, and why you should contribute to the effort. Further chapters explore gathering data via GPS, and covering all aspects of working with OpenStreetMap including collecting data, editing data, and creating customized maps.
OpenStreetMap - Be Your Own Cartographer by Jonathan Bennett
Since OpenStreetMap data is freely available, an important section of the book addresses how to extract geographic data along with a chapter specifically on Osmosis, a Java application known as the "Swiss Army Knife" of OpenStreetMap.
Bennett wraps up OpenStreetMap: Be Your Own Cartographer with a forward-looking chapter on the future of OpenStreetMap which includes a change in the licensing agreement, MapCSS, and specialized editing applications.
The 360º coverage about the OpenStreetMap project makes this book an excellent reference volume for anyone wanting to become involved with this wiki-style geographic data collection project.
a freely available map of the world. It is also targeted at hobbyist surveyors or wannabee hobbyist and community surveyors. Finally it's also targeted at programmers who want to customize
OpenStreetMap for their use-cases.
How is the book Organized?
Chapter 1 and Chapter 2: Are intros to OpenStreetMap, what is it, how to register to start editing. Places where the community hangs out e.g. Chatting on IRC, Mailing Lists, Forums. Where to find planet osm bulk files (which are huge), If you are familiar with OpenStreetMap, you can get away with just skimming these chapters, but there are tidbits here and there that I was unaware of.
Chapter 3 - Chapter 7 Are chapters meant for people who want to contribute data via thier own GPS journeys or who want to edit / QA features on the map.
Chapter 3 - Gathering data using GPS introduces you to what GPS is, NAVSTAR, and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), GPS traces. Equipment you need to get started doing GPS traces. It doesn't make any specific suggestions about brands of GPS to use, but does cover classes found such as smart phone built-in, car mounted, USB, etc. and configuring them so they can be easily imported into OpenStreetMap. It also covers Photo Mapping and Audio mapping.
Chapter 4: How OpenSteetMap Records Geographical Features - This one while geared towards map editors, is a good one to read if you want to load the data into your own database and query it. It covers the various OSM primitives such as Nodes, Ways, Relations, Changesets, and tags and how they work together. It covers dos and don't about data tagging.
Chapter 5: OpenStreetMap's Editing Aplications - There are several tools available for editing OSM data. This chapter covers the most supported ones and a brief summary of the pros/cons of each.
Chapter 6: Mapping and Editing Techniques - This covers how to use the editing tools to draw nodes, lines, add tags and so forth. The techniques covered are applicable to all the various editing tools.
Chapter 7: Checking OpenStreetMap Data for Problems - covers how to use the various OpenStreetMap QA tools and how to find unsurveyed areas
Chapter 8-10 Are chapters geared for the programmer looking to customize OpenStreetMap look/feel and offerings for their own needs. This is the part I was most interested in and am still going thru. It's the most advanced of the book and to take real advantage of it, it helps to follow the instructions step by step rather than just reading it.
Chapter 8: Producing Customized Maps Covers simple exports using the API, Kosmos, and Osmarender tools. How to create your own customized tiles with Kosmos (which is sadly no longer being developed according to the book), SVG Maps with Osmarender. One thing I found sorely missing in this chapter was at least some coverage of using Mapnik to generate tiles or Osmarender/Tiles@Home to render tiles which are described in Creating your own tiles.
Chapter 9: Getting Raw OpenStreetMap data This was my favorite chapter, probably because I love raw data. It's like getting raw marble and being able to carve it to your own liking. This chapter covered the various ways you can get raw OpenStreetMap data -- Planet files, the main OpenStreetMap API, and Extended API. It also talk about cloudmades downloadable extracts available in various formats including the very popular ESRI Shapefile format and also partitioned into various geographic sets for easier download.
Chapter 10: Manipulating OpenStreetMap data using Osmosis covers how to use the commandline osmosis tool for cutting regiions and features of interest out of a planet osm file and also using its splitting and merging features.
Chapter 11: OpenStreetMap's Future Briefly covers what is coming in OpenStreetMap such as the new data license, and MapCSS initiatives.
Overall I thought this was a good intro book to OpenStreetMap that gave you a good ground to build on. It gave you enough informaton about terminology used, basic workflow and links to get more advanced information about the tools commonly used and how to use them.
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