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Online manuals of OpenStreetmap tools

OpenStreetmap tools come with varying amounts of documentation. Even when available, information can be split between usage messages, manual pages, files in /usr/share/doc and the OpenStreetmap Wiki. This collection of pages provides the manuals online as well as links to online documentation and supplementary information from my own experience, in a single place.



Configuration file

osm2pgsql can be used to create a different database from the one used by the standard Mapnik rendering style. Its configuration file (also called a style file) tells it how to translate tags of OpenStreetmap objects to entries in the database. The default configuration file is /usr/share/osm2pgsql/default.style.
Section about osm2pgsql style in the OpenStreetmap Wiki

Database format







Manual page of the command-line program
Old documentation of projections and usage
Website with Full PDF manual download, FAQ and API docs

Projection specifications for proj corresponding to various EPSG projections can be found in /usr/share/proj/epsg, along with other similar files. (Installation location may differ by Linux distribution.)

GDAL utilities

Manual pages of command-line utilities of the GDAL toolkit that I have used or referred to in this guide:

gdalinfo    &emdash;    gdalwarp    &emdash;    gdalbuildvrt    &emdash;    gdal_contour    &emdash;    gdaldem

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