[HOT] Squared buildings

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 23:09:59 UTC 2016

How essential are they?

They're fairly easy to square in JOSM with q or to drop in correctly with
the building_tool plug in but I'm seeing perhaps 30% of buildings not
squared on some projects and to be honest by the time I've inspected the
image and sorted it out I could have mapped the building from scratch with
JOSM's building tool plugin.

If it absolutely essential fine but if not can we just accept some slanting
buildings when iD has been used?  and if they're really essential can we
set the mappers up with a decent tool such as JOSM and the building tool

There is a temptation when validating to select buildings with nodes less
than 7 then just hit q.  You lose a bit of accuracy on the imagery but you
do get square buildings of approximately the right size in the right
place.  Would that be considered an acceptable method of working?

I seem to recall recently someone mentioning a bootable USB stick than had
a version of UNIX and JAVA and JOSM on it.  Could we mass produce these for
Building maperthons?

Thanks John
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