[josm-dev] Version 373 - WAS: Drawing adjacent areas
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JOSM is a lot more useable now than it was earlier today. Thanks for the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frederik Ramm" <frederik at remote.org>
To: "Igor Brejc" <igor.brejc at gmail.com>
Cc: <josm-dev at openstreetmap.org>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 11:39 PM
Subject: Re: [josm-dev] Drawing adjacent areas
> 1. How to create adjacent areas which share certain nodes? The only way
> I see is to draw an area, then break it into several ways, then
> duplicate those ways and connect them into two or more areas. This is
> pretty cumbersome work. I was hoping the new OSM API would help make
> this more user-friendly.
> 2. Drawing nodes close to the existing ways makes them snap to those
> ways even if you did not intend this to happen.
With the latest version, I have added some "modifier keys". I am not
entirely happy with the way I did it because it was more or less
random ("need another functionality, let's see, "alt" key not used
yet, so use that..."). Maybe we should have a more generic approach to
this "modifier key" business, giving users more choice in how they
want their actions to be understood - e.g. some might want to use the
shift key to disable a specific function, some might want that
function to be off by default and shift enabling it; some might want
to double-click or have a static mode switcher...
Back to my topic. The following is new:
* In the "add node" mode, you can now use the SHIFT modifier if you
do not want to auto-connect from the selected node. So:
makes two ways with three nodes each.
* Also in the "add node" mode, use CTRL if you do not want to re-use
an existing node or place a node into an existing segment (that's
the "I want to put this post box next to the road, not on the road"
* In "delete" mode, if you click on a way without modifiers, the way
is deleted but its nodes are left in place. If you ALT-click, then
the nodes are deleted as well (unless they are tagged[*] or used by
something else). If you SHIFT-click, the way segment you clicked is
cut out of the way, and the way split in two.
[*] JOSM considers "tagged" anything that has more than a "source",
"note", and "created_by" tag. "tagged" nodes are displayed slightly
differently in the plain interface (this is not true for mappaint).
Some things still to do, notably the "delete mode" vs "delete action"
thing, and I'm sure you will come up with a lot more ;-)
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00.09' E008°23.33'
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