[HOT] iD Editor on iPad

Emir Hartato emir.hartato at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 23:18:25 UTC 2016

About stylus,

A friend of mine has Adonit Jot Pro which is cost about US$30. I used it
for drawing on his iPad and I think it's quite accurate, not sure for iD as
I always use my laptop to edit OSM. However, looking I have good experience
for drawing, I think you can consider this option.

The Verge has a comprehensive list of iPad stylus.

Other alternative - a bluetooth mouse?


On 13 November 2016 at 08:03, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> recommend.
> 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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