[HOT] iD Editor on iPad

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 19:03:49 UTC 2016

I'm not an ipad  user so I'm not sure.  However using a stylus on other
devices isn't in my opinion as accurate as a 800 dpi mouse.

In Canada I can buy cheap wireless mice for under $10 but I'm not sure if
they work with an ipad.  My understanding is you have to jailbreak the ipad
which doesn't do wonders for an apple warranty and  isn't something I'd

Cheerio John

On 12 November 2016 at 13:35, Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com> wrote:

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