[OSM-newbies] copy and paste motorway
richard at systemeD.net
Thu Oct 30 20:52:27 GMT 2008
David Groom wrote:
> 1) First select the way you want to copy
> 2) Then "zoom the view to the selection" - keystroke 3
> 3) Then edit > Copy
> 4) Then edit > Paste
> At this stage the new way will be exactly on top of the old way
> with the new way currently selected
> 5) drag the new way to where to want it to be.
I should point out
(well, I would, wouldn't I)
that using Potlatch's parallel ways feature will produce much better
(read: usable) results for a way with any curvature. Where the way
curves, the new "parallel" way will have greater/smaller radius
accordingly: a copied-and-pasted way would have the same radius.
It looks like this is a long-standing feature request in JOSM:
and, of course, the JOSM dudes are free to copy/translate the
Potlatch code as they like, because it's PD (cross-posts to legal-
talk, ducks and runs away very fast).
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