[HOT] Question about helping as newcomer

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Fri May 1 23:25:39 UTC 2015

If you can use the JOSM buildings plugin and just do buildings for the
moment that would be a great help.  There are a lot of buildings to do and
they are simple with the tool.

buildings_tool JOSM edit menu, preferences, fourth tab down for plugins,
then look for buildings_tool, tick the box then update plugins.  To use it
type b then click the mouse on a corner, move to the second corner, click,
move to the next corner click and you're done, a perfectly mapped building.

Cheerio John

On 1 May 2015 at 19:17, laura brittain <l.n.brittain at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm limiting my newbie mapping in Nepal tasks to things that seem simple.
> But I don't want to confuse things with bad data.
> After reading comments in the hotlist, I'm sticking to white squares.
> Is it advisable to go ahead with:
> Finding and marking individual buildings
> Identifying bridges
> Marking paths from roads to buildings?
> These are the only things I can do without guessing, so I stick to them.
> Also, It isn't clear how to label bridges. I couldn't find the dropdowns
> for highway that were suggested in the instructions.
> Also, does it help to mark a path that seems to disappear in trees? Some
> of these buildings are isolated and I thought it would help to
> show the part of the path that's clearly visible, if there's no other
> access, but not sure.
> Like a lot of people who are new, I really want to help. Please advise.
> Thank you.
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