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

Andrew Buck andrew.r.buck at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 21:12:29 UTC 2014

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If you copy paste a hut you can resize it by holding down Ctrl+alt
while in select mode and then left-dragging the mouse (ctrl+shift will
rotate the selection).  This lets you quickly reuse the pasted
building and then scale it to the appropriate size.

Also, sometimes easier than copy pasting is to select a single hut and
then press ctrl+d to duplicate it (like with paste it will appear
centered on your mouse).  This can work effectively when there are 2
or 3 different sizes of huts, select the size class you want,
duplicate as necessary, switch to the next size class, repeat, etc.

- -AndrewBuck

On 12/19/2014 12:44 PM, Tomas Apodaca wrote:
> 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:
> http://i.imgur.com/A6mZeQr.gifv
> Here's more about UTILSPLUGIN2:
> http://learnosm.org/en/editing/more-tools/#utilsplugin2
> Tomas
> On Fri Dec 19 2014 at 1:43:47 AM Leonardo Gutierrez
> <leo at nuevoartesano.com> wrote:
>> 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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