[HOT] Tracing tagged buildings

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Sun May 3 23:50:27 UTC 2015


On Sunday, May 3, 2015, Dan S <danstowell+osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi -
>
> 2015-05-03 22:03 GMT+01:00 Phil Allford <pallford at gmail.com <javascript:;>
> >:
> > 1. Should I delete the single node tag for a house when I trace a
> building?
> > JOSM warns of object within object... I left the original tags.
>
> Yes, delete it - it's important not to lose any extra tags that might
> be there, so make sure of that (but in many cases it's just
> building=yes or whatever).
>
> Advanced JOSM users like to merge the old node into one of the new
> building's nodes, moving the tags from node to way, so that the
> object's history is "connected". Don't feel obliged to do that if it's
> tricksy.
>
> Probably most new users aren't using Potlatch, but for anyone that is, you
can convert from node to area and keep all tags by selecting the node, then
shift-clicking where you want another corner to be.
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