Using and Enhancing the Free Map of the World

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Using and Enhancing the Free Map of the World

by Frederik Ramm,
Jochen Topf,
Steve Chilton

UIT Cambridge,
1st edition, 2010
ISBN 978-1-90686-011-0
386 pp

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There is also a German version of the book which can be ordered through Lehmanns or

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What others say about this book:

about the English edition:
Gary Gale: A worthy and valuable addition to your bookshelf.
Muki Haklay: We liked the Ramm et al. book ... and would recommend it to our students.
Oliver O'Brien: If you are at all interested in the OpenStreetMap project ... then I recommend this book. It's as near-perfect as any book can be ...

about 3rd German edition:
Schockwellenreiter: Es ist das einzige Buch in meiner doch recht umfangreichen Bibliothek, von dem ich alle bisher erschienenen Ausgaben besitze. Es lohnt sich.

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English Edition 2010

The first English edition is available now.

It took us a while, but we translated the whole book into English to bring it to an even wider audience. Steve Chilton joined the author team for this edition, he helped mostly with local knowledge and, of course, the language. As a native English speaker he could correct Fred's and Jochen's feeble attempts at mastering the English language.

The content is mostly the same as in the 3rd German edition. The Mapnik chapter has been somewhat expanded and there are some updates added here and there.

We added an Appendix "Mapping the World" with information about different countries and OSM communities around the world. Many thanks to the contributors who helped us put this information together. This appendix is available under the CC-BY-SA 2.0 license. You can get the PDF here or an editable OpenOffice document from the OSM SVN.

You can order the book from They deliver world-wide with free shipping. But you can also order it though Amazon or any book shop. It might take a while though for the book to work itself through the system before it appears in all the catalogues.

News from 2010-10-10