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.