[OSM-newbies] placing a POI at a precise location
doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 23:32:34 BST 2011
On 04/04/2011 22:22, Alexandros Papadopoulos wrote:
> Duplicating the latitude/longitude of the waypoint in the track
> section seems to have done the trick:
> P2 opened, with a clearly visible circle where my waypoint was. I then
> dragged and dropped a "postbox" icon onto it, from the left hand side
> pane, edited the metadata and saved. In doing that, I treated the
> original waypoint simply as a marker to manually stick a POI from the
> P2 selection on.
> The end result is the post box icon here: http://osm.org/go/euuy6cNHW--
> Is this how this is supposed to work?
Perhaps. The way you've done it, the final position is only as accurate
as your ability to 'drop' a new icon on to your waypoint. I haven't done
this in Potlatch2, but in Potlatch1 there was a way to turn a waypoint
in a GPX file into a node in OSM directly (I think the term used was
'unlock'). Of course, then you have the problem of adding the tags you
need for a post box. One way to do that is to select a node that already
has those tags, select the new node, and then press R to repeat tags
from the previous node. So this might work:
- unlock the waypoint
- drag a post box icon to a location near the unlocked waypoint node
- select the waypoint node and press R
- delete the node you dragged across.
As I say, I haven't done it in PL2, so I don't even know if the unlock
thing exists or if the other steps work.
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