[HOT] Tile Navigation Suggestion

Ralf Stephan gtrwst9 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 17:16:50 UTC 2014


Thanks Blake,
that works indeed. It's however too easy to undo too much.
Ideally the undo should stop at that certain level where the overall
scanning happens.

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 5:59 PM, Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ralf,
>
> Have you tried the '8' key in JOSM? It steps you back through previous
> "views" until you get back to the one you want.
>
> It is sort of like a multiple "undo" for view changes.
>
> It mostly helps me when I accidentally zoom my view when trying to do
> something else, but it might help your use case too.
>
> Cheers,
> Blake
>
>
>
>
> On 11/3/2014 11:51 AM, Ralf Stephan wrote:
>
>> 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
>> <mailto: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/
>>         <http://osmebolaoutbreak.splashthat.com/>
>>
>>         Best,
>>
>>         Noah Ahles
>>
>>
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