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OpenStreetMap by Jonathan Bennett

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Preface

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.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Making a Free, Editable Map of the World explains how and why the project was started, how freely redistributable geographic data is different from maps that are merely free of charge to use, and some of the things the project has already achieved.

Chapter 2, Getting Started at openstreetmap.org covers the main features of openstreetmap.org and how to create and personalize an account on it. ...

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