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A introduction to using and getting started with OpenStreetMap.

Topics covered include using the map interface, forum, wiki, IRC, mapping parties, TRAC (bug tracking), adding your own traces, viewing recent trace uploads and the shop.

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It would be nice if the outlines were a bit darker for the countries, but maybe it is easier when people add more layers...

I hope to use this site more- thanks for the free shares! great work!

Thanks for your quick and deep enough introduction!

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Thanks for the video, new user from SE PA, USA. I own several GPS units and run roads and trails in this area which I hope to upload as soon as I figure everything out.

Best Regards,


246. MyrtleSCES Wed, 29 Sep 2010 17:31

Very usefull. Thanks

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This is a great intro to OpenStreetMaps. I hope to be able to create map tiles of of cities to use in an application and look forward to learning as much as I can about OSM. Thanks for all the great work you and all the volunteers have contributed!

241. Fri, 03 Sep 2010 19:32

Great! just what I was looking for. Thank you!

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Great project! Used OpenStreet maps for a recent grand motorcycle tour of Europe and western Asia. Just learning more about it now and will surely contribute. The videos are getting me oriented to how to proceed.


239. JoseJamn Wed, 01 Sep 2010 04:53

I found this video very useful. I have only just discovered Openstreetmap, and Opencyclemap. I am a retired IT professional, who likes to walk and geocache. I also spend a lot of time in Andalucia, where I have always had problems getting decent digital data for GPSs. So I'm seriously thinking of signing up!

An interesting quick intro but I need to do a lot more reading to get started.

237. Aucouty Wed, 11 Aug 2010 10:15

Steve gives a quite good overview about OSM.

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Nice swift presentation of the Open Street Map project and about the community.

Perhaps I expected some more detailed demonstration on how to add other info than GPS-info to the map. But I'll find that info in the wiki I guess. I have noted that it is easy to drag Points Of Interest to the chart but I guess I wanted to be able to add more/other info to the map as well.

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Hi, seeing and hearing your beginners video, its not easy to understand because of your fast pronunciation for other language users :-) But most are understood.

Best regasrds


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A friend told me that openstreetmap was perfect for a project that I am working on but I had no idea what it was. This video was an excellent introduction, thank you Steve.

Keep on doing the great work!

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229. erobimez Mon, 19 Jul 2010 14:03

Thanks; interesting

228. mbt navigator Sun, 18 Jul 2010 11:39

good overview, as everyone has different purposes and understanding, focus will be different as well. As I have a fabel for geography and used a lot of paper maps until now, this is a gain. Thanks a lot Steve, Regards, Sebastian from Moscow on a hot summer Sunday

227. Richardvat Thu, 24 Jun 2010 08:26

Quick and informative video, thanks.

226. MarvinMn Wed, 16 Jun 2010 00:50

Nicely done. Made me want to explore OSM more.

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clear and thourough (hope not to ruin english, i'm no english native speaker)

New to this thing. foud openstreetmap through . I liked it right away.

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I'm more interested in using this system than all the features it has. Personally, I would carve off the discussion about the blogs, etc. into a separate video, and use the intro for actually producing something simple.


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Thanks for the great intro! Love OpenStreetMap!

220. Utfox94 Sat, 01 May 2010 17:45

I really need a 'simple stupid overview' of what this is FOR... so you wear a gps thing on your head - and then over time a map is built up of the world?? is that it? how are rivers and forests defined? or does the map data come from somewhere else. A stupiider overview would be appreciated (3 min long...) - well done on the video thought, cheers...!

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214. marinir seo Wed, 06 Jan 2010 19:42

Nice Introduction. Hope to learn how to contribute one of these days.

213. anonymous Tue, 05 Jan 2010 10:16

This was my first stab at an introduction. Seemed rather quick but I am going to look at the other material as well and maybe it will make better sense. Overall--great video.

212. anonymous Mon, 04 Jan 2010 19:23

Hi Steve,

thanks for the nice intro - I am impressed about your work - I will add some tracks from Japan and Thailand the next days.


211. anonymous Fri, 01 Jan 2010 10:08

Good Intro

210. anonymous Tue, 29 Dec 2009 05:20

great introductory video. thanks!

209. anonymous Sat, 26 Dec 2009 05:41

Thank you Steve, a nice introduction.

208. anonymous Tue, 22 Dec 2009 14:31

Very impressive project

207. anonymous Sun, 20 Dec 2009 12:28

look's good to me.

206. anonymous Sun, 20 Dec 2009 03:00

Have tried watching the introduction video twice now ad get as far as the osmarender stuff about deal a few minutes in and this dialog appears. Once it come up I canot remove it from the screen and am unable to continue watching the video.

I am using MS Vista with IE8.

I should mention that thefeedback dialog will not go away with either the submit or the green X at the top right of the screen.

205. anonymous Sun, 20 Dec 2009 02:59

Have tried watching the introduction video twice now ad get as far as the osmarender stuff about deal a few minutes in and this dialog appears. Once it come up I canot remove it from the screen and am unable to continue watching the video.

I am using MS Vista with IE8

204. anonymous Wed, 16 Dec 2009 10:31

Excelent introduction. A lot of it, so I will need to pop back now and again. Thanks

203. anonymous Wed, 16 Dec 2009 05:50

Very good. When I start to use OSM and after I watch the video many times so that I get aquainted with OSM, I will be able to comment on what might be missing or not clearly defined.

Quick comments do not work on my PC though.

202. anonymous Tue, 15 Dec 2009 08:47

You probably don't really need feedback to know you've done a fab job, but I'll send it anyway.

First "showmedo" I've watched and it inspires me to do some also.

Take care, and I bid a great holiday season to you and your family and everyone else.



201. anonymous Mon, 14 Dec 2009 19:00

I am going to use this to map out a battlefield for airsoft in Virginia, USA and I wanted to know how you would recommend I go about doing this. I am supposed to create a raster map and then upload it to a java application that will go onto web and gps enabled phones for a realtime battle network. What is the cheapest way to go about doing this since I do not have a gps unit of my own.

200. anonymous Sun, 13 Dec 2009 11:16

Thank you. I was only able to play it in the background while doing other things, but I saw it was comprehensive and will probably revisit it. It looks to be a very comprehensive mapping app.

199. anonymous Fri, 11 Dec 2009 16:34


New to Looking forward to getting involved. Your video helps to jump start my learning experience.


198. anonymous Wed, 09 Dec 2009 02:55

Many thanks for that overview!

Cheers Marc

197. anonymous Sat, 05 Dec 2009 14:13

interesting video, ? are there more details of how to record/upload around whole parts of were i live not on map , I am thinking of contributing but it may take some time

196. anonymous Fri, 04 Dec 2009 04:10

calm down a littel bit more.Not every one is understanding englisch perfectly! ;o)

195. anonymous Tue, 01 Dec 2009 10:36

Good, but too fast.

194. anonymous Sun, 29 Nov 2009 16:05

Begining OSM video very helpful overview.

193. anonymous Sun, 29 Nov 2009 05:43

Bit advanced for a beginner but will be extremely useful when up to speed a bit more. Might want to break it down into shorter segments, otherwise just fine.

192. anonymous Sat, 28 Nov 2009 11:03

Thank you, very helpful introduction to Streetmap

191. anonymous Sat, 28 Nov 2009 09:39

I just watched the 1st segment.

I appreciate the vid tutorial, it's a quick deliberate way to catch us up to speed on this site & its features.

I didn't appreciate the difference between the wiki forum and the blog, other than you don't use the blog..?

looking fwd to the next installment..

190. anonymous Fri, 27 Nov 2009 06:11


It was very confusing tge first time I saw the video. I hope I will understand all the blah blah the 2nd or 3rd time. I want to use the open street maps in my Garmin enviroment.

189. anonymous Fri, 27 Nov 2009 06:10


It was very confusing tge first time I saw the video. I hope I will understand all the blah blah the 2nd or 3rd time. I want to use the open street maps in my Garmin enviroment.

188. anonymous Fri, 27 Nov 2009 04:39

Very informative. Saw some things that I would not normally investigate.

187. anonymous Tue, 24 Nov 2009 09:21

Informative intro video - thanks!

One question I'm left with is if there's any small way to make incremental contributions - like identifying street numbers with particular points on a road. (My comparison for Wikipedia is that I go in & edit the syntax & grammar of some existing pages, as I read them - a small contribution I can make just along the way.)

186. anonymous Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:04

Video was informative, but very unprofessional! Comments like 'of that does not work, there is a bug' or 'what shall I do next' or 'what is that for' don't really inspire confidence.

Rehearse what you are going to do, make sure it works and keep the focus of the video on just one or two topics.

Am enjoying finding out about

185. anonymous Tue, 17 Nov 2009 01:39

Hi Steve,

thanks for the introoduction. Was giving me an easy and quick view inside this subject.


184. anonymous Tue, 17 Nov 2009 01:04

Very helpful.

Keep up the good work.

183. anonymous Tue, 17 Nov 2009 01:04

Very helpful.

Keep up the good work.

182. anonymous Sun, 15 Nov 2009 13:38

Thank you for the video overview. Nice to get an idea of what's going on.

181. anonymous Thu, 12 Nov 2009 18:13

Rather poorly done. Too much jumping around. He kept dragging the window around, back and forth, and I couldn't see half of what he was talking about. A nervous presenter who seemed to want to "just get it over with."

Poor technique.

Even after signing up and logging in correctly the video won't play and I get the same error message.

Even after signing up and logging in correctly the video won't play and I get the same error message.

178. anonymous Sat, 07 Nov 2009 15:15

Really good intro to the world of mapping. Well Done!

177. anonymous Sat, 07 Nov 2009 07:17

Basically not bad,

but the speed was too high.



176. anonymous Tue, 03 Nov 2009 13:23

Not quite what I was looking for, as I was looking for an introduction to editing (managed to find software for my HTC Hero to create GPX files, next step is updating the actual map data) but that didn't stop me from watching the whole video :-)

Thanks for the initiative, and thanks for all the good work you have put into it. You definitely get my vote!

175. anonymous Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:05

Thanks SteveC for my first time evar introduction to Openstreetmap!

I'll definitly submit all my tracks from now on!

Thanks again!

174. anonymous Mon, 02 Nov 2009 04:55

What you do is really great work! I am a total newbie to GPS but I am digging myself through the info available here and elsewhere. When I am ready I wished to be able to participate and contribute my tracks etc to your project.

Thank you so much for making my biking trips much more enjoyable!


173. anonymous Sat, 24 Oct 2009 07:29

Cheers for the walkthrough, awesome project too, I'm about to cycle around Australia so I should get some good traces up on my way around.



172. anonymous Sun, 18 Oct 2009 13:49

I hope a lot of people will help to compleate the map! I think it is a very good idea... Thank YOU

171. anonymous Sun, 18 Oct 2009 12:41

Just watched your introduction video... quite amazing the stats changes from your video (Feb 2008 I think) and now.

I now live in the States working for NY Utilities and OSM is mentioned more and more!

So much nicer maps than Google.

Nice job.

170. anonymous Wed, 14 Oct 2009 04:08

Nice to have open services and possibility to use maps for own needs. I hope organizes will coalite for funding service developement to different purposes, like nature science, etc.

169. anonymous Sun, 11 Oct 2009 05:27

Really usefull -thanks a lot!

168. anonymous Sun, 11 Oct 2009 02:37

Thanks Steve. Great intro to OSM.

167. anonymous Sat, 10 Oct 2009 22:22

Greetings from Venezuela. Openstreepmap is still in its infancy here but I know it will take off soon. Thanks for this great video!!!

166. anonymous Thu, 08 Oct 2009 07:42

really useful, thanks

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164. anonymous Sat, 03 Oct 2009 09:09

thanks so much, steve and everyone! i look forward to learning how to do this to create accessibility maps for peeps with disses!

163. anonymous Fri, 02 Oct 2009 10:37

Very useful - although a lot to take in at one hit (might need to be hit a few times :-))


162. anonymous Thu, 01 Oct 2009 02:38

A nice show. I was missing the comment about different browsers for PDA on Micorsoft mobile 6.2.



161. anonymous Wed, 30 Sep 2009 03:34

Good stuff - keep it up!

160. anonymous Mon, 28 Sep 2009 08:02

Great video

159. anonymous Sun, 27 Sep 2009 13:46

Great video, and great idea. I looking into ways to contribute to your project.


P.S. I'd also like to see videos on how best to contribute and edit routes.

158. anonymous Wed, 23 Sep 2009 04:24

too slow

157. anonymous Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:29

Yep, nice. Good intro, thanks!

156. anonymous Mon, 21 Sep 2009 03:41


I can't play "OpenStreetMap introduction (1/7) " video.

When I click on the icone, that doesn't work.

Can you give me some advices to export a map with format .osm?

Or better with format .img

Thank you for you support.

155. anonymous Sun, 20 Sep 2009 14:25

This is fantastic, and very interesting to me because where I came from (Syria) there is no digital map what so ever.

so I am looking forward to contribute to this project and my city.

and I will be needing all the help I can get.

154. anonymous Sat, 19 Sep 2009 05:06


ich kann kein Englisch und komme hier nicht klar ...


153. anonymous Tue, 15 Sep 2009 14:58

I just want to know how to add a street

152. anonymous Mon, 14 Sep 2009 21:02

well-done and informational

151. anonymous Sun, 13 Sep 2009 13:31

Good introduction, thanks

Screen is too wobbly and thus uncomfortable to follow visually at times though.

150. anonymous Fri, 11 Sep 2009 06:43

Your effort is truley appreciated thanks

149. anonymous Wed, 09 Sep 2009 13:26

Looks good, thank you.

148. anonymous Wed, 09 Sep 2009 08:48

Thanks for taking the time to make a video!

147. anonymous Wed, 09 Sep 2009 07:41

Very interesting project!

146. anonymous Wed, 09 Sep 2009 04:58

Handy to give a rough overview, but not structered.

I would have been helpful open all Tabs before, so no loading time. 17min is quite long.

Thanks anyway, I watched it :)

145. anonymous Mon, 07 Sep 2009 15:48

Video informative; however, things went too fast.

I, being from southeastern US ( used to hearing a lot of southern drawl) had trouble keeping up with the authors typical UK speech especially since he talked so fast.

I think I retained enough of the information that I, as a newbie, will be able to figure out how this all works.

Note: Show some quick comments will not stay open for me.

144. anonymous Mon, 07 Sep 2009 08:36

Great intro. I would like a similar talk on rastering and tiles etc.

143. anonymous Mon, 07 Sep 2009 03:29

I was looking for a beginners introduction. This started OK but I soon got lost when we left the maps and started talking about lots of things i had never heard of. i am looking to understand the basic application, examine and use the maps, how to contribute and what to do if mistakes are evident. I will continue searching!

142. anonymous Mon, 07 Sep 2009 02:27

Good introduction for overall openstreetmap, yet bit

difficult to follow by the non native English speaker

(I'm more familiar with American English). Looking

forward to see more....

141. anonymous Sat, 05 Sep 2009 18:15

Quite a useful and comprehensive (or so it seems to me as a newbie) introduction.

I did find it a little fast-paced at some points, having to try to follow the cursor, and occassionally the voice level drops.

Nevertheless, I greatly appreciate the tour and the info covered, and am looking forward to getting my feet wet.


140. anonymous Wed, 02 Sep 2009 09:20

Heard you on several podcasts. You spoke well there. Got on OSM and found some missing roads. There seem to be several tutorialsin a sequence, this being more of a guide to resources. I probably need the second or third to find out the best way to edit the map data for the road segment that's just missing. Someone nearby had already corrected in the past 2 weeks the erroneous labeling on a spur to this road.

Odds are I will contribute only little pieces from time to time. I should do more job hunting and less mapping, having been laid off a few months back. Volunteer work doesn't pay the home mortgage. If I can track down how to easily upload traces from my Garmin, then I'd be glad to submit them as byproducts of other activities.

139. anonymous Tue, 01 Sep 2009 10:31

good thus far,

138. anonymous Sun, 30 Aug 2009 07:31

Liked the intro video, informal and not perfect, which is good

137. anonymous Sun, 30 Aug 2009 04:27

Nice quick intro. Ta.

136. anonymous Sun, 30 Aug 2009 03:04

youre so good

135. anonymous Sat, 29 Aug 2009 16:53

Heard about on FLOSS Excellent project !! Will try helping in the USA

134. anonymous Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:04

So far I don't have a comment since I haven't seen/heard the video yet. I'm hoping, when I close this, I will find the video waiting for me. Since I have a connection one level up from dial-up, I only heard and saw the video in snatches.

Now I've seen it and it is not what I expected and was hoping for. I thought it would be a tutorial on how to, for example, export a map from OSM to my Garmin nuvi. It really isn't intuitive for a newbie.

133. anonymous Tue, 25 Aug 2009 09:36

thanks for the introduction

132. anonymous Fri, 21 Aug 2009 05:40

Thanks for spending the time on making the intoductory video Steve - it is a great help to a newbie looking to get started with adding some mapping data to OpenStreetMap.


131. anonymous Tue, 18 Aug 2009 13:36

Great turorial!

I heard you on FLOSS weekly.

The street I live on isn't in many map sets. And a major bridge in my area that has been in service for almost a year is not either.

By the end of the day today, I intend on remedying both of these.



130. anonymous Mon, 17 Aug 2009 21:05

Nice to have a vocal intro from someone who knows the necessary high points.

129. anonymous Sat, 15 Aug 2009 13:37

I watched your intro to OpenStreetMap. Very nice!

128. anonymous Sat, 15 Aug 2009 11:00

Thanks for that. A picture is worth a thousand words.


127. anonymous Sat, 15 Aug 2009 07:23

Good presentation.

126. anonymous Wed, 12 Aug 2009 07:28

thanks for the instruction

125. anonymous Mon, 10 Aug 2009 19:05

Very nice intro, very helpful, thanks!

124. anonymous Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:40

looking good

123. anonymous Fri, 07 Aug 2009 10:32


I was expecting a simple intro on how to upload GPS traces and edit them. On the other hand, its usefull to see all aspects of osm.

122. anonymous Fri, 07 Aug 2009 01:52

Useful info. Seems like a lot to get my head around. Thanks

121. anonymous Thu, 06 Aug 2009 10:19

Thanks for your invest in a public value in opposite to Google.

120. anonymous Wed, 05 Aug 2009 02:51

Hi Steve, this is nice work and helps gettng started with OSM. If you ever think of redoing it: for non native english speaking people the oberall speed i.e. flow of information is too quick. maybe you can do something like virtual chapters,, announcing what is comming next, context, where to find it (links), proceed with that chapter, then closing it with a brief sumary of what we have learned and whats coming next.

119. anonymous Sun, 02 Aug 2009 04:00

Cool intro, but could do with tidying up a tad.

118. anonymous Sat, 01 Aug 2009 03:31


is it possible to include a component in a web page ?

117. anonymous Tue, 28 Jul 2009 23:53

Is there anyway or a program to import a whole map from a Garmin compatible map? Which is produce by a group for free download and use. Thanks

116. anonymous Sun, 26 Jul 2009 11:10

Great video, thanks for the overview!

115. anonymous Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:06

Good work!

114. anonymous Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:06

Good work!

113. anonymous Wed, 22 Jul 2009 07:03

That is great!

112. anonymous Wed, 22 Jul 2009 05:16

That is great!

111. anonymous Sun, 19 Jul 2009 16:37

Nicely done ... thank you!

110. anonymous Thu, 16 Jul 2009 06:42

very helpfull

109. anonymous Wed, 15 Jul 2009 10:38

Please consider that also non-native English speakers look at your video and listen to your explanations. A bit slower and more clear might help them to understand what you talk about.

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großartiges Programm

das Intro-Video von Steve hat Lust gemacht, damit zu arbeiten

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106. anonymous Sat, 04 Jul 2009 14:14

Just found OSM! Should be adding some traces soon. Your intro was excellent. Keep up the good work.

105. anonymous Thu, 02 Jul 2009 06:38

Good intro to OpenStreetMap - perhaps a little too much info for the complete beginner like me, but I can always watch the video multiple times. Nice job!

104. anonymous Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:12

Great work!

Saw today that NASA released some high resolution 3D-data of the earth.

But that would probably be more useful to the Marble project I guess.

103. anonymous Wed, 24 Jun 2009 06:08

thx for the video intro, going to look for project history next

102. anonymous Wed, 24 Jun 2009 06:08

thx for the video intro, going to look for project history next

101. anonymous Tue, 23 Jun 2009 16:33

Good, but could have used a little editing.

100. anonymous Tue, 23 Jun 2009 16:33

Good, but could have used a little editing.

99. anonymous Tue, 23 Jun 2009 05:21

great video thanks

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91. anonymous Tue, 16 Jun 2009 11:48

Great introduction, nice presentation, too.

90. anonymous Sun, 14 Jun 2009 15:54

The introduction was about things that are quite intuititive. It didn't describe what it means to do mapping. I was expecting more.

89. anonymous Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:47


I need to be able to download an OSM, draw an intended route on the map, then download the 'trace' and (hopefully) map to my GPS,,, with the intent of being able to follow the "trace" line on the GPS while cycling (maps don't work well at 25mph)...

Your thoughts/suggestions...?


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Two words, video editing. One more word, script.

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82. anonymous Sun, 07 Jun 2009 17:18

The downloaded video is served with MIME type text/plain, which means the browser, correctly, tries to display it on-screen rather than offering to save it. This results in an Unhappy Browser (any browser which does anything else with it is a Bad Browser).

It must be served as video/something, and the wikipedia page gives a selection of MIME types to choose from.

This isn't a browser problem, but a server problem. Keep up the good work, and all that!

81. anonymous Fri, 05 Jun 2009 13:44


Thanks Marcus

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79. anonymous Mon, 01 Jun 2009 15:05

Fascinated so far. Nice easy presentation style.

78. anonymous Sun, 31 May 2009 10:54

I liked the OSM introductory video quite a lot.

Only the occasional high volume klicking was a bit irritating in the beginning :-)

77. anonymous Sun, 24 May 2009 15:27

Sorry, just started ...

76. anonymous Sat, 23 May 2009 15:04

Could be nice, but steve is talking too fast and not clearly enaough for non american people. Please, remeber that everybody in the world is not american.


75. anonymous Fri, 15 May 2009 13:36

Very useful. Thanks !

74. anonymous Tue, 12 May 2009 15:23

not yet seen all

73. anonymous Mon, 11 May 2009 10:51

Pacing could be slower to let me absorb the info as it's presented. This was an intro to the site, not the project. More structure is needed. Perhaps just show a list of topics at the start so that I have a framework to hang the rest or the info provided on.

Also, after the first minute, I yelled "hold the !#$# screen still'. Really, It's like watching a video made by a 5 year old walking around with a camera. Keep the screen still while you're talking so I know where to look!

72. anonymous Sun, 10 May 2009 06:38

I am using Safari on Mac OS X 10.5.6 and could not see the video. In Firefox it works though.

71. anonymous Sat, 09 May 2009 08:34

Thanks for posting the video, it was really useful!

70. anonymous Fri, 08 May 2009 08:27

thanks... very interesting and clearly presented.

69. anonymous Thu, 07 May 2009 21:44

Nice overview of how to get help, thanks. I was looking for how to actually do some editing. That video ought to be out there, just this was the one I found first.

68. anonymous Thu, 07 May 2009 13:29

I found the intro to OSM video to be helpful and pleasantly organic. I look forward to interacting with the OSM community.



67. anonymous Sun, 03 May 2009 13:17

I'm new to OSM. Good, thorough, easy to follow intro. Thanks.

66. anonymous Sat, 02 May 2009 11:00

Very useful.. Pragmatic.. and inspiring... what People can do on their own initiative.. by Dad.. who passed away a year ago.. would have shed a tear of joy

65. anonymous Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:26

very nice intro! thx!

64. anonymous Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:06

Good video. A bit short but covers the subject.

63. anonymous Wed, 29 Apr 2009 13:02

The animation was very efficient to motivate people to watch.

A permanent display of the outline would be better to allow the viewer to keep track of the show.

62. anonymous Wed, 29 Apr 2009 13:02

The animation was very efficient to motivate people to watch.

A permanent display of the outline would be better to allow the viewer to keep track of the show.

61. anonymous Wed, 29 Apr 2009 13:01

The animation was very efficient to motivate people to watch.

A permanent display of the outline would be better to allow the viewer to keep track of the show.

60. anonymous Mon, 27 Apr 2009 08:03

thanks!, i thouhgt the intro will be more on the map and how one can edit or use it.

59. anonymous Mon, 27 Apr 2009 08:03

thanks!, i thouhgt the intro will be more on the map and how one can edit or use it.

58. anonymous Sun, 26 Apr 2009 18:41

Great video so far :) the only thing is that you should considder to use copression on your sound, so we could hear you better when you're speaking low.

57. anonymous Sun, 26 Apr 2009 12:56


56. anonymous Sun, 26 Apr 2009 12:56


55. anonymous Sat, 25 Apr 2009 08:02

Good job ...

53. anonymous Fri, 17 Apr 2009 12:57


51. anonymous Tue, 14 Apr 2009 07:19

Yuor request cut into the video on Open Street Map on two occassions after only anout 1.5 minutes and I could not get back to the tutorial. Is it possible

49. anonymous Sun, 12 Apr 2009 06:36

Pretty cool !

47. anonymous Wed, 08 Apr 2009 12:06

Very useful, quick get started. For some reason, it abruptly stopped when you were going through the wiki. I was hoping to see more

46. anonymous Wed, 08 Apr 2009 09:50

Great! Thank you

43. anonymous Sun, 05 Apr 2009 04:45

a stunning learning experience just watching this video. tx

42. anonymous Sat, 04 Apr 2009 20:27

Your video was really a good overview of OSM, where to look for help, how to get info, etc. Thanks!

41. anonymous Sat, 04 Apr 2009 12:51

Allow me please a couple more sessions, possibly more until I digest all this new and instructive information. That will permit me to make a more thourough and accurate assessment inorder to provide honest feedback. I am truly amazed with the resources OpenStreetMap provides. The circuit of my relationship with OpenStreetMap has been unchained...

40. anonymous Sat, 04 Apr 2009 00:03

Good for first time overview of site functions. More on data collection would be nice.

Thanks for the introduction!

38. anonymous Thu, 26 Mar 2009 06:51

nice and verry helpfull short descriton

thanks! tomkae

37. anonymous Wed, 25 Mar 2009 13:51

looking forward to contributing map data in my area

36. anonymous Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:34

this was a very good introduction to openstreetmaps it moved a good pace and was very informative. i now know how to use several of the features that I didn't know from just seeing the titles.


33. anonymous Sat, 21 Mar 2009 22:32

haven't seen the video yet - seems like i have to respond B4 I see it :)

31. anonymous Wed, 18 Mar 2009 11:22

OSM Absolute beginner

your tutos will help

30. anonymous Wed, 18 Mar 2009 11:22

OSM Absolute beginner

your tutos will help

29. anonymous Mon, 16 Mar 2009 07:01

Good introduction, showing many aspects

28. anonymous Mon, 16 Mar 2009 07:01

Good introduction, showing many aspects

27. anonymous Sun, 15 Mar 2009 22:41

Great video, Steve and great service. I'm looking forward to helping out

Great idea for a tutorial topic.

I enjoyed the video, though it stopped and started intermittently. I Still have a lot to learn

24. anonymous Thu, 12 Feb 2009 10:53

I appreciate Steve's very casual style. Informative and entertaining

23. anonymous Thu, 12 Feb 2009 10:53

I appreciate Steve's very casual style. Informative and entertaining

22. anonymous Thu, 12 Feb 2009 10:53

I appreciate Steve's very casual style. Informative and entertaining

Thank you very much for your video! It was very helpfull. I could not find an instruction-video in german language. Probably its because of my bad english, but i could not understand some of your sentences, because you spoke a little bit to fast and not very clear. I will have to improve my english knowledge... Thank you very much!!

20. anonymous Sat, 10 Jan 2009 05:43

Video stops and starts intermittently. youtube occasionally does the same. I'll forego the tutorial and 'have a go' anyway.

Also, "This is Steve again..." is not much of an introduction, but I get the idea.

Feedback idea is a good one.

Otherwise, keep up the good work. :-)

19. anonymous Thu, 25 Dec 2008 18:38

Thanks for the video (it was slow on my end) having it available on YouTube would be helpful. (not sure if it already is)

Im using an eee pc so the screen is smaller.

18. anonymous Thu, 27 Nov 2008 08:06

Nice job man!

Showmedo is a bad place to host stuff though :<

17. anonymous Sun, 16 Nov 2008 11:51

1. The continuous panning about of the screen makes me nauseous. I had to look away for most of the presentation or become violently ill.

2. The presentation does a creditable job of describing the web site, but not a whole lot about actually contributing to the project other than "uploading a file".

3. I had to write this comment twice since the first time I neglected to include an e-mail as I wished to be anonymous. Unfortunately, there was no way to go back to the comment I edited after receiving the "you must enter an e-mail address" error page.

4. I congratulate you on this project and hope to be a significant contributor in my area!

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15. anonymous Sun, 02 Nov 2008 19:51

Hi guys,

I am new to this forum and hope that you can

help me with the forex market - I am looking for an introduction

for beginners. I have already a little knowledge about shares. (Hope this is the adequate category.)

Help is so much appreciated. Most important question: can a noob make money on the forex?



14. anonymous Sun, 02 Nov 2008 19:48

Hi people,

I am new to this forum and hope that anybody can

give me an advice on the forex market - I am looking for an introduction

for beginners. I have already a little knowledge about shares. (Hope this is the adequate category.)

Any help is so much appreciated. Most important question: can a noob make money on the forex?



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Which can unblock facebook, myspace etc, in other words: are fresh ?

Which would you recommend?

Thanks for your help,


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12. anonymous Sun, 21 Sep 2008 10:54

know most of it before

but the blog was new to me

11. anonymous Sat, 30 Aug 2008 13:50

Hi Steve,

for me it was a bit hard to follow your video: I'm not a native speaker and the audio quality is not that good.

Kind regards,


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The video kept stopping to load data - this does not happen with eg "you tube". This, of course, may be my fault.

Very interested in the subject matter.

6. anonymous Wed, 11 Jun 2008 06:19

Ok, now I know how to use the networking features and that kind of stuff. But I still don't know what OpenStreetMap is! What have the GPS traces to do with anything, what do I do with tags? Is the map built to be a basis for one big map with all kinds of data, or is it ment to act as a basis to build on, whenever in need of a specific type of map? What is OSM for and how can anyone benefit from the content that is created?

Am I just stupid or should I have known this before an introductory video? I'm lost, even if I now know what I can find in the wiki and how can I send messages. But I doubt OSM is about parties and messages, right?

5. anonymous Fri, 06 Jun 2008 11:29

I have not yet registered but am interested in doing so.

What I am not sure of is whether I have the personal qualifications for the enterprise: i.e. experience, hardware and software. I could not find a simple text saying what is required. Do I need software or programming skills (I don't) but I can use macro editors (HTML).

So what I am worried about is the threshold of the learning curve: Where does it begin?

4. anonymous Thu, 27 Mar 2008 09:32

Hello everybody, my name is Damion, and I'm glad to join your conmunity,

and wish to assist as far as possible.

3. anonymous Tue, 19 Feb 2008 18:09

ooh, i'm feeling sick from all the panning around :S

Volume levels doe vary quite a bit

Apart from this, its a good intro for newbs.

Hi Steve - great first video!

I've been using OpenStreetMap as I'm based in Brighton, I enjoyed the 'launch' party we had late last year. Mikel Maron had huge maps printed up and the mayor came to speak (which was rather amusing, she clearly wasn't sure 'what it was all about' but she was terribly enthusiastic).

I didn't know about using 'shift' to drag a selection in the web interface, nor did I know about 'osmarander' - it is always cool to be shown new tricks.

Cheers and welcome to the site,


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