One of the issues with GitHub is that it’s not a great tool for tracking changes in maps.
GitHub has a great feature that will show the differences in changes in a repository. For example:
You can see in red what has been deleted and the green text shows what was added for this particular commit. However, when changing arounds map data – the difference looks like this:
It doesn’t really show the changes that were made in a way that anyone can understand.
Using GeoGit, you can easily keep track of the differences in geographic data from one commit to another.
Nick explains how it works here:
While GeoGit helped to identify changes in geographic data, there wasn’t an easy way to push this information back into GitHub. So, over the summer Dorian built GeoGinger as a way to bridge GeoGit and GitHub. Here’s Nick explaining GeoGinter: