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flyer translated to english

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2A rough English translation of the texts in the flyer.
4>> Title page:
6OpenStreetMap - On the road for a free world map
8>> Page 2 (with Garmin image)
10Why a free world map?
12There are lots of no-fee city plans and maps on the Internet. But most
13are only for private use and must not be re-published. In a flyer like
14this we would not be allowed to print them, for example. Plus, they're
15often not current and not complete. Errors are fixed only slowly.
17The most important thing is that you only get map images but not the
18data from which they were created. You need that data if you want to
19create your own maps or use the map on a variety of devices, for
20example for routing.
22Because of that, OpenStreetMap has people like you and me collecting
23raw data themselves - world-wide, sometimes as a team and sometimes on
24their own. With our own data an our own software we become independent
25of commercial providers. As in Wikipedia, everybody can take part.
27>> Page 4 (with GPS mouse and notepad image)
29How does OpenstreetMap work?
31The map data for OpenStreetMap is collected in various ways. The most
32common method is recording GPS data. Here, the GPS receier stores the
33current position every second, and this results in an exact protocol
34of ways taken.
36While the GPS logs the current position, the data acquirer (we call
37him mapper) notes down important information like street names,
38buildings, park and water areas or other things that should be present
39on the map. He uses a notepad, dictaphone, or digital camera. Later at
40his computer, he re-draws the GPS tracks and augments them with the
41information collected on his notepad. The results are then transferred
42to the central project database, and soon after the new data is
43visible for anyone.
45>> Page 5 (with the three little screenshots)
47The GPS track is compared with other data and refined in the editor.
49The server accepts the new data and computes new map images.
51>> Page 6 (with the book cover - this is the rear side of the flyer
52>> when folded)
54Join OpenStreetMap!
56The English-language project start page is at
57There's also a Wiki with a lot of project information and of course
58the world map viewer. At you will find a German
59introduction with links to forums and mailing lists.
61(Book advertising blurb not translated)
63OpenStreetMap uses the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike
64license. There are no usage restrictions. Works that are based on
65OpenStreetMap data inherit the license.
67>> Page 7 (below Toronto map)
69The map on this double page shows an excerpt of the Toronto, Canada
70city centre. Like the Berlin map on the reverse side it was created
71with Open Source software. Many Open Source programs have been created
72specially for OpenStreetMap.
74>> Page 8 (below Toronto map)
76All map images from OpenStreetMap, CC-BY-SA 2.0.
78(Geofabrik advertising blurb not translated)
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