[HOT] Task #817 - Guinea, Kankan East - A thecnic to Add Huts simply

Tomas Apodaca tma at angrymonkey.com
Fri Dec 19 18:44:50 UTC 2014

I've been tracing a lot of gers/yurts in Mongolia recently which are also
circular buildings. This is the method I use:

*1.* Shift-A for the Draw Nodes tool.

*2.* Draw a line the diameter of the ger.

*3.* Shift-O to "Create Circle".

*4.* Shift-R to "Copy tags from previous selection" (requires
the UTILSPLUGIN2 plug-in)

*5.* Shift-(arrow keys) to fine-tune the position.

This works better for me than copy-pasting, because the size of the gers
varies a lot. Here's what it looks like:


Here's more about UTILSPLUGIN2:



On Fri Dec 19 2014 at 1:43:47 AM Leonardo Gutierrez <leo at nuevoartesano.com>

> Great tip Thanks Pierre
> El dic 16, 2014 11:47 AM, "Pierre Béland" <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> escribió:
> In JOSM, the building plugin is quite useful to trace rectangular
>> buildings, but does not help to trace huts. Plus huts are small and it is
>> uneasy to copy / paste them repeatitively for all a village.  If we create
>> a hut and copy / paste, it is uneasy to move this object to place it at the
>> right position We cannot zoom too much if we want to clearly see the
>> huts,
>> Below, I describe a technic that should simplify doing this.
>> *1. A simple shortcut to paste an object* : Edit Menu / Preferences /
>> Keyboard, Modification - Paste Action : Replace ctrl-V by V. It is simpler
>> to press only one key. To copy, one hand will press V, while the mouse
>> position the object.
>> 2. *Trace a hut* :  add two points. Select these two points, select the
>> menu item *Tool - create a circle*. Add the tag building=hut
>> *3. Copy the hut in the buffer* : Select the hut, and press Ctrl-c to
>> copy this object.
>> *4. Paste the hut simply at the right position*. Place the mouse cursor
>> at the center of a hut, right click with the mouse and press V. This will
>> paste a new hut right at this point.
>> This way of pasting using the both the V shortcut key and the right mouse
>> button is a lot more simple and rapid then trying to first paste, then move
>> at the right position.
>> Pierre
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