[HOT] iD Editor on iPad

Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 18:03:14 UTC 2016

I am working with a group that would like to work on humanitarian mapping
projects in the Tasking Manager, however they only have access to iPads. I
investigated the iOS specific editors here:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Apple_iOS However, I don't think any of
these are integrated with the Task Manager.

I borrowed an iPad and did some testing of the iD editor on it. It seems to
work, but it is very difficult to draw precisely with ones finger, and it
is particularly difficult to "click"/tap the last node on a way a second
time in order to complete it (the location of the click / tap is likely to
be different enough from the last node to create a new node instead of
finishing the way).

Does anyone have any advice (apart from telling them to move to a different
platform)? Would a stylus solve the problem on the iPad? Are there  reasons
other than the precision of the tapping/clicking that make the iD editor
unusable on an iPad? Do any of the iOS specific apps have a remote control
interface so that they can be used with the Tasking Manager?


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