[OSM-talk] JOSM geometry support
frederik at remote.org
Thu Aug 23 21:46:44 BST 2007
> - Create node into existing segment and connect. Think of the existing "Add
> node into segment" tool, plus the functionality of "draw segment from last
> drawn node". Will be helpful to draw T-junctions, and for scenarios similar
> to the ones where "create node at intersection" is needed.
> How would I like it? As a part of the "create segment" tool, not as part of
> the "create node" tool.
I have disrespected your second wish but I hope you, and others, will be
as pleased with the result as I am.
The existing "add node and connect" tool now has two special functions.
If you hold CTRL while clicking, it will insert a node into an existing
segment (like the "add node into segment" tool does but without the
intersection node feature introduced two days ago). If you hold SHIFT
while clicking, it will not add a new node but look for an existing node
in the vicinity to re-use (but still create the segment *and* select the
node so that you can continue to "add node and connect").
The result of this is that you practically don't need anything else than
the "add node and connect" mode with occasional shift/ctrl modifiers,
where before you had to interrupt your "add node and connect" work all
the time to draw a single segment or insert a node into an existing one.
In the long run, the other "insert node" functions and perhaps even the
"add segment" stuff might be replaced by this one action that always
does the right thing. (See http://josm.eigenheimstrasse.de/ticket/11.)
(There may be bugs. I believe you can currently create multiple segments
between two nodes, this should be fixed. And it doesn't have the visual
clue that add segment has, but we'll get to that when we fix
Changes effective from tonight's build, or if you want it now, try
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00.09' E008°23.33'
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