[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
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.


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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