[OSM-talk] New in JOSM: Paste Tags
david at frankieandshadow.com
Sun Feb 24 17:41:20 GMT 2008
I have added a new operation on the JOSM Edit menu: Paste Tags
(CTRL+SHIFT+V). This will be in tomorrow's build.
This applies to the current selection the tags of the items previously
copied to the paste buffer with Edit > Copy.
Only tags for items of like types are assigned, so selected nodes will
take on tags of nodes in the paste buffer, selected ways of copied ways
and selected relations of copied relations. (When you Copy a way, its
nodes are also copied - or you wouldn't be able to Paste it - so if any
nodes are selected for Paste Tags, the tags of the original way's nodes
will be applied to the selected nodes).
Paste Tags will overwrite tags with the same key in the target
selection, but you can't Paste Tags if there is ambiguity in what you
would paste (e.g. you have copied two ways with different names).
created_by is always ignored. Tags already applied to the target objects
are unaffected except when they have the same keys as the source
objects. Note also that Edit > Copy makes a deep copy of the items, so
changing the tags of the source of a previously copied item will not
change what tags are pasted (or indeed what objects are pasted with Edit
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