[OSM-talk] Unwayed segments - action required now
S.L.Chilton at mdx.ac.uk
Tue Sep 25 13:08:42 BST 2007
Support this move all the way.
Will certainly look at my local area and other "areas of interest", a
couple of which feature on the very useful hotspot list.
A supplementary question for JOSM hackers.
Is anyone working on making JOSM way creating simpler (in similar mode
to Potlatch) in that in future presumably creating nodes that
immediately become a way (until told to stop!) in a drop-drag-drop
fashion will be the way forward (sorry about pun)?
Steve Chilton, Learning Support Fellow
Learning and Technical Support Unit Manager
School of Health and Social Sciences
phone/fax: 020 8411 5355
email: steve8 at mdx.ac.uk
Chair of the Society of Cartographers: http://www.soc.org.uk/
SoC conference 2007:
Mind the (Map) Gap:
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[mailto:talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Richard Fairhurst
Sent: 25 September 2007 11:12
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Subject: [OSM-talk] Unwayed segments - action required now
The latest version of the OpenStreetMap software (API 0.5) is coming
very soon - maybe as soon as a week and a half. There are two big
changes, one of which requires action now.
Segments are being abolished. When the switchover happens, any
segments which aren't already part of ways will each be turned into an
This affects you if you have drawn roads with segments (using JOSM)
but not yet turned them into ways. A road which you have drawn with 20
segments, for example, will become 20 individual ways.
Before this happens, you should consider turning such 'runs of
segments' into ways - making them easier to edit in the future.
== How to do this ==
- In JOSM: use the TWays plugin, or do it manually
- In Potlatch: enable unwayed segment display (on the prefs), then
move to a corner on the pink lines, and press 'U'
== Where to concentrate your efforts ==
Check your local area; check anywhere you're editing; and if you have
some spare time, concentrate on one of the "hotspots" where there are
many such unwayed segments.
You can see the hotspots here:
I'll be sending this reminder out at regular intervals until the
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