[HOT] iD Editor on iPad

Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 18:35:47 UTC 2016


Thanks.  That is my opinion generally as well. I wonder if a stylus is a
suitable substitute for a mouse on an iPad?


On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 11:14 AM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Typically you need a mouse to get any sort of precision even with a
> Windows laptop.
> Cheerio John
> On 12 November 2016 at 13:03, Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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?
>> Thanks,
>> Mike
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