[HOT] Intro to JOSM, JOSM for iD users YouTube vids

Enock Seth Nyamador kwadzo459 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 19:04:47 UTC 2016

Nice on Blake.

Will take a look.


- Enock

On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 6:56 PM, Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Friends,
> If you like mapping, you owe it to yourself to try out the JOSM
> desktop application for OSM mapping.
> It has some advantages over the OSM iD web browser based editor, but
> it is a little more complicated to use.
> I made a series of very informal, one take, no script, no editing,
> videos that hopefully serve as a gentle introduction to JOSM.
> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL54o5PaKgnbKU-vXe11cSmmsxIYnL5oDU
> Please forgive the informal, unpolished nature of the videos, if I had
> to make sure they were of the same high quality that Andrew makes I
> would never get them done :) Feedback welcome of course and feel free
> to leave comments on the videos as well if you want to ask questions
> or leave tips for others.
> You can download and install JOSM from here:
> https://josm.openstreetmap.de/
> I usually just use the windows installer when I am installing on a
> windows machine and do not suggest the jnlp method of installing JOSM.
> For the most part, if you have Java already installed, JOSM installs
> very easily and you can just accept the defaults and go ahead and
> update the plugin list on first launch. One of the videos in the
> playlist above shows how to set the preferences for JOSM that you
> need.
> If you need to install Java, the process should start the first time
> you try and run JOSM. Go through the Java install process slowly and
> make sure Java does not try and install the "Ask Toolbar" or change
> your browser settings.
> Anyway, if you like humanitarian mapping, it is totally worth it to
> start using JOSM. I am happy to help anyone learn to use JOSM via an
> interactive web session if you want some "virtual hands on" training,
> just email me directly.
> Cheers,
> Blake
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