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Potlatch introduction [ID:534] (2/7)

in series: OpenStreetMap

video tutorial by steve, added 02/08

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A introduction to the openstreetmap.org online Flash-based editor, potlatch.

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142. Paul May Wed, 13 Oct 2010 10:23

That's very useful. It's hard to tell when you're starting whether you're doing things right or whether the server is slow etc etc. Good to see how it's supposed to work - ish!


Nice intro. I like the project and am impressed with how much mapping is already done!


140. Willam Dere Mon, 06 Sep 2010 23:24

Good tutorial on use of Potlatch.


139. Neil McManus Sun, 05 Sep 2010 16:32

Useful introduction, but could you do a video where the picture isn't jumping about all over the place? It's very distracting.


Very helpful, especially the bit about layers, thanks!


137. Scarecrow Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:09

Okay I understand a bit more now.


great video, but I don't undestand how to add a customized icon to an interest point.... can you help me?


Thanks for this video tutorial. It's great for me as for beinner. )) I'll try to draw some Russia.


134. elecnix Sat, 14 Aug 2010 20:07

Great tutorial, except for the constantly-moving image. Having a fixed window would be much easier to watch.


Good Work


Good, fun to watch.


131. indensiff Tue, 10 Aug 2010 01:46

thanx!


Steve, thanks for introducing on Potlatch, you talk quite fast, no problem for me, I speak English pretty well.


129. Anna Bauer Fri, 06 Aug 2010 01:25

Great! Useful!


Thanks for the vdo. Saves me hours of reading. And we have a nice summerday here in Geneva which i can enjoy now.

Markus


127. DieRoemer Sun, 25 Jul 2010 04:16

I expected some more details inside of the video. I have absolutely no experience and I found out that in my city in Germany there are missing some bakeries, doctors and other things. But after watching the video I am not able to add these things.


Good demonstration


125. Rajesh Kannan Fri, 16 Jul 2010 08:43

Wow, Great to know this effort and I'm going to be a part of this open source and create awareness across my social networks.

Keep up and we'll contribute more and more to make a new wonderful experience to this world.

thanks,

RRK


124. Volker Schmidt Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:37

Nice, short and helpful


123. Ivy Clark Wed, 09 Jun 2010 20:04

Very clear explanation of how to use Potlatch. Thanks for the video :)


122. damiano Sat, 05 Jun 2010 02:46

cool! very useful to start having a view, thanks


121. Pavel Kurashov Wed, 02 Jun 2010 20:09

Nice video tuturial!


good work


119. jasmred Sat, 29 May 2010 19:42

Thanks Steve - I'm just starting with OSM and this has helped. Particularly with how to add a new attribute to a feature.


118. Lon Rankin Sat, 29 May 2010 14:50

Still confusing...


thenk you. Ur video was useful. My advise is to speak a bit more slowly.


116. Henri de Feraudy Mon, 24 May 2010 09:49

Just what I was looking for as a visual intro


Thanks for the try. But this scrolling and clicking is annoying....

Good intention


114. Jyrki Tunnela Fri, 23 Apr 2010 13:38

Hi there.

Thanks for showing me how to edit.

Next I am looking for how to use my GPS traks to help my edit.

See you mapping


Useful tips for intermediate windows users with some common internet knowledge..

Not for linux users and not for total noobs..

4/5 keep up the good way!


112. Todd Land Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:22

Well done! Thank you! Nice for this newbie to have a guide. Kind of bewildering otherwise!


Good instruction.


110. anonymous Tue, 29 Dec 2009 10:49

Unable to see where you click for instructions on a given road, way, path, etc. Unable to see where the various paths come from. Unable to see where "+" is found. When you say "click", right or left click?

Your cursor does not show on my computer.

Unable to find how to insert a place via actual coordinates - what I was looking for.


109. anonymous Tue, 22 Dec 2009 14:50

slick


108. anonymous Sun, 20 Dec 2009 12:47

very good, i got it


107. anonymous Sat, 19 Dec 2009 11:19

Nice Work! Much faster watching than reading all the documents. Hope there is a similar lesson on uploading traces...

Thanks a lot!


106. anonymous Tue, 08 Dec 2009 04:42

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105. anonymous Tue, 08 Dec 2009 04:42

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104. anonymous Tue, 08 Dec 2009 04:42

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101. anonymous Tue, 08 Dec 2009 04:41

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94. anonymous Tue, 08 Dec 2009 04:39

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90. anonymous Tue, 08 Dec 2009 04:37

Thanks the demos.


89. anonymous Sat, 28 Nov 2009 09:55

video 2.

Nice overview of potlatch.

Just fyi, for the casual person investigating this site and its tools, it might be more motivating to show early on (in one of the first videos) how the typical nav user might use this site/data. So far this seems focused on how to contribute, not on the real end-user experience.


88. anonymous Tue, 17 Nov 2009 09:14

Very helpful as a newbie.

Thanks a lot!


87. anonymous Fri, 13 Nov 2009 07:15

nice intro movie


86. anonymous Fri, 13 Nov 2009 07:14

nice intro movie


85. anonymous Thu, 12 Nov 2009 09:53

Thanks for the intro. Didn't realise editing OSM was so straightforward.


84. anonymous Thu, 05 Nov 2009 08:45

Great stuff, really informative and easy to follow. I just found out about the application and want to use it as soon as I can and your tutorials have been a great help in clarifying matters.

Thanks for sharing. I also like the fact that you are using a mac, and I am going to look for the app "Ishowu).

Cheers and keep up the good work.


83. anonymous Tue, 03 Nov 2009 10:15

Interesting introduction to the software, but remind that not everybody has english as mother tongue... your speech is sometime very irregular in speed and my understanding was poor...

Thanks to speak clearly with the Queen accent not too stressed!


82. anonymous Sun, 25 Oct 2009 11:01

well! All I was needing to add a hamlet ;) thx


81. anonymous Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:47

Very useful videos, I started to correct and add information in my city (POIs, road direction...). I do not know if I save it correctly becouse I do not see it in public view.


80. anonymous Sat, 17 Oct 2009 10:58

Good video of how to use potlatch. Ihope you didn't permanently save any of the changes you made!


79. anonymous Wed, 14 Oct 2009 05:27

Excellent. Particularly the demonstration of it supporting you as you both demonstrated and learnt.


78. anonymous Sat, 10 Oct 2009 03:52

Many thanks, much helpfull

Jon (Bilbao Spain)


77. anonymous Sat, 03 Oct 2009 23:51

Good video, you explained what I can do and how to do it, please tell me also what NOT to do and how to avoid mistakes. Good job!


76. anonymous Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:57

Cheers - got me started!


75. anonymous Wed, 23 Sep 2009 06:09

Way to go, Steve!


74. anonymous Fri, 18 Sep 2009 14:39

very good work steve, i like that its real life usage, rather then documented.


73. anonymous Mon, 07 Sep 2009 16:01

I'm catching on to authors British accent a little better after watching video 2.

Next up is video 3 and I hope to discern even more.


72. anonymous Wed, 02 Sep 2009 09:35

OK - that was the tutorial I needed - potlatch.

Generally good. Could have used how to extend an existing way (road), but I suspect some wiki digging will tell.

Murphy's law (?Sod's law) strikes as usual during demos and tutorials. (typos, down servers, etc.)


71. anonymous Wed, 02 Sep 2009 05:19

V useful as a starting point. Gives the user confidence to go in and make changes. Thanks


70. anonymous Sat, 29 Aug 2009 23:50

I am just beginning and your video was VERY helpful in getting me started. I shall watch it a few more times to make sure I got everything you showed and then will try it out in practice in my neighborhood.

Thanks,

"Old Fred"


69. anonymous Sat, 29 Aug 2009 15:53

excellent Jolly Mapper


68. anonymous Fri, 28 Aug 2009 06:46

Useful but not very organized.


67. anonymous Thu, 27 Aug 2009 01:08

thanks.

20 minutes after joining and I'm confident enough to edit my local area in potlatch


66. anonymous Mon, 10 Aug 2009 19:17

Very nice. Your informal style is amusing, too.


65. anonymous Mon, 10 Aug 2009 14:00

Good quick-start summary for editing.


64. anonymous Sat, 08 Aug 2009 07:29

Very helpful video that shows both the tricks and the foibles of the Potlatch editing process. As a beginner, I will feel a lot better about using it now that I have seen that even the video creator has occasional glitches. Thanks very much.


63. anonymous Thu, 06 Aug 2009 10:31

I'll see all your videos Thanks


62. anonymous Wed, 29 Jul 2009 03:36

Great tutorial, but I was looking for another piece of information: how to enter the geographical coordinates of some point, if they are known. By point I mean a node (part of a way or independent POI).

Example: I know tne exact coordinates of a monument, obtained via GPS...

Regards,

Răzvan


61. anonymous Tue, 28 Jul 2009 13:30

Good overview of the software. I will need to look at it several times to catch everything you showed.


60. anonymous Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:16

Thanks for the tutorial. I now get a better sense of what openstreetmaps can do


59. anonymous Sun, 05 Jul 2009 06:48

v.good


58. anonymous Fri, 26 Jun 2009 13:20

Fantastic, please another one with advanced features please ...


57. anonymous Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:05

ok


56. anonymous Wed, 24 Jun 2009 07:13

Very interesting. I will be back to do more learning.

Thanks

PS What does "You get my vote!" mean?


55. anonymous Sat, 20 Jun 2009 09:57

Nice video - I just have used AndNav2 navigating me from town to home, really nice ! So I love it!


54. anonymous Tue, 16 Jun 2009 01:45

nice done!


53. anonymous Mon, 15 Jun 2009 18:49

Great tut! That helped me! Thanks


52. anonymous Fri, 12 Jun 2009 07:57

Good job, Steve.


51. anonymous Tue, 09 Jun 2009 02:15

Excellent and good work. Keep it up.

With best regards

Bency


50. anonymous Sat, 06 Jun 2009 13:30

No video for Safari 3.2.3 on Mac OS X 10.5.7 Intel. MacBook Pro. Works fine with Firefox 3.0.10 on the same machine.

I've tried to determine the Flash Player version using http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/155/tn_15507.html but it shows nothing either. So I assume that the Flash/Safari combination isn't working properly.

FF shows 10.0.r22 in about:plugins


49. anonymous Sun, 31 May 2009 09:14

OpenStreetMap looks awesome!

I had trouble finding docs on how to make a closed way, so I'm glad it was in this video.

Also, when I made changes, they don't appear on the rendered version. After digging, I think it's because it's only rendered every once in awhile, which is clear in the docs, but not in this video.

Best,

Dan


48. anonymous Sun, 24 May 2009 14:49

tutorial was well done, but it will take a while til I really get into it.


47. anonymous Thu, 21 May 2009 02:19

Devo rivedere l filmato, ne ho visto solo metà enon posso quindi dare un giudizio ancora. Non posso rivedere il filmato se non lascio un feedback ma non posso lasciare un feedback senza vedere il filmato, servirebbe un pulsante per "lasciare un feedback in un secondo momento".

Grazie


46. anonymous Sun, 17 May 2009 05:48

Hey Steve, you did a good job explaining things. However, I didnt expect OSM to be that complex and as a raw recruit I've got to keep up motivation until work on that excellent project starts flowing more smoothly. Anyway these kinds of tutorials are a great help for a starter. THANX and bye

Chris


45. anonymous Sat, 16 May 2009 14:21

Great video to get a first understanding how edit osm, unfortunately the video was interrupted several times due to slow internet access I guess


44. anonymous Thu, 14 May 2009 01:13

OS 10 latest version no video


43. anonymous Tue, 12 May 2009 15:13

This was a very helpful video for a newby!!


42. anonymous Tue, 12 May 2009 12:27

very helpfull thanks


41. anonymous Fri, 08 May 2009 02:56

good


40. anonymous Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:19

Great video! I was a little intimidated about editing the map, I thought it would be hard to learn.n This is a great help. I like this project and want to contribute. Thanks for showing me how to.


39. anonymous Tue, 28 Apr 2009 02:23

A helpful intro - thanks


38. anonymous Tue, 28 Apr 2009 01:37

Thank you!


37. anonymous Sun, 26 Apr 2009 13:58

good basic information


36. anonymous Thu, 23 Apr 2009 06:28

Thank you for a good instruktional video, I am a beginner so please more of this to learn how to do. Lars


35. anonymous Wed, 22 Apr 2009 17:32

Very helpful demo. Thank you.

I would like to go to the Jolly Mapper pub.


34. anonymous Wed, 22 Apr 2009 16:53

Hello Steve,

it was very helpful for me. But if you speak slower, then more foreigner can understand you, I think

Greetings from Germany

Uwe


It is very clear to understand the basis


30. anonymous Mon, 13 Apr 2009 16:25

thanks a lot for this informative video. It's very helpful!


29. anonymous Sun, 12 Apr 2009 14:37

Thanks


28. anonymous Wed, 08 Apr 2009 13:21

Nice!, tnx!


27. anonymous Wed, 08 Apr 2009 11:02

Good video, lots of useful information in it.


Good stuff! Where I'm at is I want to create areas for work (U.S. Census). So I want to outline an area and then divide it with labels for the areas and then add notations. Maybe that will come in later videos.


25. anonymous Fri, 03 Apr 2009 09:56

It was a bit helpful but it didnt show how edit uploaded GPS tracks.


23. anonymous Tue, 31 Mar 2009 01:45

Thanks !


22. anonymous Mon, 23 Mar 2009 23:09

Good beginning.

The road I live on needs to have the name corrected. I shows as part of another road rather than a separate name. I want to know how to change just the end portion of that road. Is there a way to do this without redoing the whole road?

I live in Monkton, VT, USA. The road I live on is Monkton Ridge. The map includes this a part of Monkton Rd - the last .25 mile is actually Monkton Ridge.

I have only been using the play mode so I don't mess up any portion until I understand what I am doing.

I also want to label the small Lake west of this same road. Is there a method other than calling this an area and labeling that area?

Thanks for such a useful tool.

Bob


Thanks, helpful to this beginner


18. anonymous Sun, 15 Mar 2009 17:53

The video was very helpful in learning how to use potlatch.


17. anonymous Sun, 15 Mar 2009 17:46

The video was very helpful in learning how to use potlatch.


16. anonymous Mon, 09 Mar 2009 09:48

Hello,

I'm very excited to have found openstreetmap.org (actually, a friend sent me a link who knew that I loved maps). I am glad for your video tutorials or I would be absolutely lost. However, I feel like I need a beginner's beginner guide, if that makes sense. I need more basic questions answered, like: what sort of things are mapped and why? This entire mapping community is entirely new to me. I understand the interest in mapping routes-- but isn't the purpose to openstreetmap to map actual roads, not routes? Don't governments or private agencies regularly update maps? If so, then what is the purpose of civilians mapping? Can these maps be printed for use?

Thanks!


15. anonymous Sun, 15 Feb 2009 16:28

Slow down!!!!!

Go over the command menu for Potlatch, one command at a time.

Potlatch is NOT intuitive. For example, if I enter alphanumeric info into a field and press the enter key, I expect something to happen. This is not the case with Potlatch. The idiosyncrasies of this program must be learned.


14. anonymous Wed, 07 Jan 2009 10:35

Excellent tutorial. It didn't mention bridges which still have me foxed but I will get round that.

Very many thanks. Unfortunately the downlad speed was poor at my end. Willie Angus


13. anonymous Tue, 09 Sep 2008 15:44

Review of Potlatch introduction

Steve,

I'm the person at Denver Public Schools who you lent the GPS to. We are just getting geared up for street mapping. A question has come up about being able to attach descriptions and/or photos to a point. If this can be done in Open Street Map can you point me to resources that describe the tools we need to use.


12. anonymous Sat, 30 Aug 2008 14:04

Review of Potlatch introduction

Hi Steve,

it's me again ;-). The quality of the audio track was better this time (in this video).

What software do you use to record this videos? The programs I know don't follow the cursur but capture a fixed part of the screen.

Kind regards,

Andreas


Many thanks for taking the trouble to set this up.

Unfortunately (and I presume this has nothing to do with the tutorial and everything to do with my computer) I got 5 seconds tutorial then 30 seconds nothing while the next section downloaded. That made for a mindnumbingly long tutorial...(any way round this?)


10. anonymous Mon, 07 Jul 2008 04:29

lot of panning around, confusing...

the basics are missing: how to save, when is data ssaved


9. anonymous Sun, 29 Jun 2008 08:57

Video ends abruptly after approx. 2 mins - Please fix soon as am very interested.

Regards

Pete


8. anonymous Sun, 29 Jun 2008 08:12

Very nice guide :D


Well anonymous, there is a wiki (wiki.openstreetmap.org) and we're all volunteers so why don't you get off your high horse and do it yourself?


6. anonymous Mon, 05 May 2008 08:04

Review of Potlatch introduction

I am used to all ESRI flavors of software but now for a project have been trying with JOSM and something more friendly POTLACH, but my GOD it's like an Alice In Wonderland type of reading to understand the process. I wish you guys would quit hopping information linked key word to key word and just write the whole bloody thing concisely down in one stream of information sprinkled with screenshots..it would make life a whole lot easier.

Dave


Hi Anon. OSM can easily be considered a part of the free/open-src movement - ShowMeDo is all about documenting free and open systems. We think that the free software world's biggest problem is the lack of documentation - we're trying to address this problem.

Re. $30 to watch the videos - you only need to subscriber to our club to watch some of our specially-produced Python videos - the vast majority of our content is free (you don't need to pay or even register as a member).

Re. torrents - we've never thought about adding torrents, each video is typically 5-30mb so a torrent would seem like overkill. If you have suggestions we'd be happy to hear them in our main ShowMeDo author group?

http://groups.google.com/group/showmedo

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Ian (co-founder)


4. anonymous Sun, 06 Apr 2008 04:47

Why put the OSM learning videos on this sucky site? $30 just to download and watch them. Where's the torrents?


Hi Steve!

Very good second video! Keep'em coming! Maybe you should try recording a fixed portion of the screen (if that's possible).

Lucas


Hi Steve, I'd never seen Potlatch before so this is a great introduction. Seeing the traces over satellite images is very nice.

Cheers,

Ian.


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