[HOT] Help wanted cleaning up in Africa, needs JOSM and Todo plugin

Ralf Stephan gtrwst9 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 14:10:20 UTC 2016

you sure that people won't adding them so you need to go through it all


On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 3:06 PM john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> There are thousands of untagged ways marked area=yes.  Most are buildings.
> The process for cleaning up is grab a country from
> http://download.geofabrik.de/africa.html
> use osmconvert64 to convert it into .osm format
> osmconvert64 G:\maps\niger-latest.osm.pbf  -o=f:\maps\niger.osm
> you may need to select an area within this to make it small enough to fit
> into JOSM.
> osmconvert64 f:\maps\nig.osm -b=8.8416511,4.284668,14.2430869,15.6884766
> -o=nig1.osm
> start JOSM with lots of memory this is 8 gigs.
> java -Xmx8210000000 -jar G:\josm\josm-tested.jar
> Load up the local file into 64 bit JOSM.
> Go to Edit, Preferences, validator, and untick everything except untagged,
> empty and one node ways.  This is purely for speed.
> Validate, select the untagged ways, search in them for area=yes and add
> them to the todo list.  Tag them.
> Cheerio John
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