[OSM-dev] Javascript library for the editing-API (not overpass)

Viet Nguyen viet2046 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 16:36:47 UTC 2017

Thanks Martin and Simon.

It was my intention to reach out for suggestions before writing anything to
OSM db (and of course not without some testing with the dev instance).

Simon, can you please clarify what you meant by 'there is no other data
there'?  Are you referring to the risk of creating empty relations?

Before writing to OSM my app would have to convert Geojson polygons (its
native format) to OSM list of nodes similar to areas in iD.

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 1:29 AM, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:

> Martin has already pointed to the iD repo. But some further comments from
> my side: simply creating objects and writing them to the OSM DB is fairly
> easy, however there is an unspoken assumption in your concept: that there
> is no other data there. In reality that will not be universally true and
> will add complications that you likely don't want to deal with (or if you
> ignore them you will not want to deal with being publicly roasted because
> your app starts breaking things).
> I would really suggest building on existing code except if you want to
> write the equivalent of a full blown editor all on your own (which is a
> couple of man years of work).
> Simon
> Am 23.04.2017 um 18:46 schrieb Viet Nguyen:
> Hello,
> I'm a new subscriber.  I have looked on Github, iD repo, and npm but
> haven't found a Javascript that can be used with the editing API.  Before
> rolling my own library (JS is not my strong suit) I thought I should check
> with members of the dev list.
> I want to experiment with creating polygons describing rock climbing areas
> and submit them to OSM.
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2017-April/077879.html
> Viet
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