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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
Documentation of projections and usage

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.)



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