[Live-demo] OSM intro

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 19:40:27 PDT 2016

Hi Marco,

I've gone over your doc updates, and have made some small adjustments to 
the original OSM Project Overview, but have not included all of your new 
text there. (The original OSM Project Overview was reasonably good - the 
OSM Quickstart could be improved quite a bit.)

Our aim with Project Overviews is to keep the documentation very 
concise, providing high level information.

The material you have provided is a closer match to the introduction of 
Quickstart documentation, but is not in the Quickstart format.

It would be good to brainstorm ideas with you about what should be in 
the OSM Quickstart. The current OSM Quickstart is not as good as 
Quickstarts for other projects, and based on what you have written so 
far, I can see you probably have the experience to help us get the 
Quickstart back into good shape.

I don't think we will be able to get the OSM Quickstart updated in time 
for our next 10.0 release, but we can aim for the 10.5 release.

Warm regards, Cameron

On 17/07/2016 7:04 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Hi Marco,
> Thanks for your docs. I'm reviewing now, and will incorporate you docs 
> (after review) into the master.
> As a formality, to cover us legally, can you please send an email to 
> Live-demo at lists.osgeo.org confirming that you agree to contributing 
> under an Open Source license, as per:
>     /"Hi all, I'd like to contribute XXX to OSGeo-Live. I confirm that
>     my contributions to OSGeo-Live will be compatible with the
>     OSGeo-Live license guidelines at the time of contribution."/
>     The licenses used for the OSGeo-Live build scripts and
>     documentation are:
>       * /Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
>         for Quickstarts/
>       * /Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License for Project
>         Overviews/
>       * /LGPL version >=2.1 for the install scripts/
>       * /One of the OSI approved Open Source licenses for installed
>         applications/
>       * /Public domain, CC-By-SA, and Open Data Commons Open Database
>         License (ODbL) for data/
> This is from our processes here:
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc#Git_migration
> On 15/07/2016 2:31 AM, mbranco2 wrote:
>> Hi Cameron,
>> having no time now to learn Svn / Sphinx, I'm asking you if it's 
>> possible to cooperate with someone already skilled on this 
>> environment to produce the requested documentation.
>> Attached here there is the text I thought for the other OSM argument, 
>> the  OSM dataset: thinking it should be not a duplicate of the OSM 
>> project documentation, I'm proposing to focus in this doc on the OSM 
>> database (respect the previous text, I changed the main description 
>> and the core features).
>> I tried to write the .rst file just with an ascii editor, hoping to 
>> speed up the activity.
>> If this it's ok, I can write in the same manner the other .rst file 
>> for OSM intro.
>> 2016-07-11 1:17 GMT+02:00 Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:cameron.shorter at gmail.com>>:
>>     Hi Marco,
>>     Thanks for your text, and sorry for delayed response.
>>     My initial thoughts are that you write well, but the structure of
>>     the document doesn't fit well with our OSGeo-Live template format.
>>     Have you had a look at our documentation writing guidelines,
>>     linked from:
>>     https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc#Documentation ?
>>     In particular, have a look at the comments in the PostGIS Project
>>     Overview or UDig Quickstart source RST files.
>>     On 7/07/2016 11:22 PM, mbranco2 wrote:
>>         Hi all,
>>         please find attached a first draft of OSM intro (thanks Luca
>>         for the assistance).
>>         Let me know if I could help more.
>>           Marco
>>         P.S. Luca wrote me he is offline till next monday (July 11)
>>     “OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free
>>     editable map of the world” [wikipedia].
>>     The project started in 2004, and to date there are nearly 3
>>     million people around the world who have contributed to the
>>     OpenStreetMap database, which is the collector of all
>>     geolocalized information (updated statistics here).
>>     The impressive growth of the OSM phenomenon is well documented in
>>     this animation , and to appreciate the level of detail of OSM
>>     information compared to other maps (i.e. Google ...) you can use
>>     this web page : choose a location you well know, and then zoom
>>     more and more…  lacking a bench, a basket for garbage, a tree? 
>>      Well, map it!
>>     OSM is not only an excellent example of open data, but also its
>>     community gives an impressive boost at the increasing trend of
>>     open data request: local OSM community indeed is putting pressure
>>     on (local and central) government agencies to make public and
>>     freely reusable their geo-localized data. On the other hand, more
>>     and more public agencies have adopted OSM data and services for
>>     their activities.
>>     On the social side, another major project is HOT (Humanitarian
>>     OpenStreetMap Team): “…when a disaster or political crisis
>>     happens, HOT leaps into action to map the affected area with a
>>     global network of volunteers. Disaster responders, such as the
>>     Red Cross and Doctors without Borders, are using these detailed
>>     maps in the response to these crises”.  Since the Israeli-Gaza
>>     conflict (2008),  several disasters had the prompt support by the
>>     HOT team: Haiti  earthquake (2010),  West Africa Ebola Epidemic
>>     (2014) and Nepal Earthquake (2015),  just to name a few.
>>     OSM data are freely reusable, both for no profit and profit
>>     organizations: you can start from switch2osm.org
>>     <http://switch2osm.org> to plan your activity.
To learn more
>>     about license subject please visit these pages:
>>     http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright/
>>     The main entrance to OSM world is at www.openstreetmap.org : here
>>     you can browse the Map, and you can also begin to contribute
>>     (after registration to join the community), directly inserting
>>     geolocalized data.
>>     In the Web there are tons of guides, tutorial, etc. to learn to
>>     use OSM and the numerous OSM-related tools, the OSM wiki
>>     (available in almost all languages) and learnosm.org
>>     <http://learnosm.org> are good starting points: here you can find
>>     for example a list of software applications using OSM data and
>>     services (for desktop, mobile devices, …), or the portal to the
>>     many OSM mapping projects, and various OSM-tools learning guides.
>>     help.openstreetmap.org <http://help.openstreetmap.org> is the
>>     main question-and-answer site, but there are a lot of mailing
>>     lists  (in various languages) where you can ask questions or
>>     search answers: here is the full list.
>>     -- 
>>     --
>>     Cameron Shorter,
>>     Software and Data Solutions Manager
>>     Jirotech
>>     Suite 112, Jones Bay Wharf,
>>     26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009
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>>     <http://www.jirotech.com>
> -- 
> --
> Cameron Shorter,
> Software and Data Solutions Manager
> Jirotech
> Suite 112, Jones Bay Wharf,
> 26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009
> P +61 2 8099 9000,  M +61 419 142 254, Wwww.jirotech.com

Cameron Shorter,
Software and Data Solutions Manager
Suite 112, Jones Bay Wharf,
26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009

P +61 2 8099 9000,  M +61 419 142 254, W www.jirotech.com

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