Learn OpenStreetMap

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The LearnOSM site offers free tutorials and step-by-step instructions in both English and Indonesian for learning about and contributing to OpenStreetMap, the crowd sourced GIS data and mapping application.  The site has a “Beginner’s Guide” section that takes the novice through how to navigate through the OpenStreetMap interface, create a user account, add data, and perform more advanced tasks.  The Beginner’s Guide can be accessed chapter by chapter on the web site or downloaded as a PDF document.

There is also a “How To” section which has one entry: The Basics of Quantum GIS which includes instruction on where to access and download OpenStreetMap data.  This entry provides extensive instructions on using Quantum GIS and is a useful guide for those looking to explore this free and open source GIS application.

Visit: LearnOSM

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