[HOT] Tile Navigation Suggestion

Ralf Stephan gtrwst9 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 16:51:26 UTC 2014


While it's not difficult to scan in JOSM via keyboard, once you leave that
zig-zag
for detailed viewing or editing, it's difficult to snap back to exactly
where you left
the trail. If there was a means for helping with it that would be awesome.

Regards,

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Noah,
>
> I think this is a good idea. I have often wanted a grid to overlay on my
> task square to help me in scanning for things to map while zoomed in so I
> get the hi-res imagery.
>
> Cheers,
> Blake
>
>
> On 11/3/2014 11:18 AM, noah ahles wrote:
>
>> This is a duplicate but it looks like my image did not load properly on
>> the last email. I attached it to this email.
>>
>> Hi Everyone,
>>
>> I work at the Spatial Analysis Lab at the University of Vermont. We
>> digitize as the bulk of our workload here and I had a suggestion that I
>> think could increase the efficiency of edits. If there was a grid over
>> each tile that could guide the user through editing, it would stop them
>> from overlapping areas and increase accuracy of scanning. We do that
>> here and it significantly improves performance.
>>
>> Attached is an example from one of our projects. I start at the yellow
>> circle in the upper left and scan across and down, across and down etc.
>> then end at the blue circle. There are multiple routes that could guide
>> you through the tile; some people prefer going down each column instead
>> of across the rows.
>>
>> This does not actually split the tile into multiple tasks, it just helps
>> the user better organize their scanning route when looking through the
>> imagery. I think this would be a nice function to be added to the ID
>> editor that could be toggled on and off (maybe some people won't like it
>> or a line could obstruct a feature).
>>
>> Also, I am hosting another Mapathon in Burlington, VT on Sunday,
>> November 9th 10am-4pm. Here is the event page if anyone is interested:
>> http://osmebolaoutbreak.splashthat.com/
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Noah Ahles
>>
>>
>>
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