[HOT] Fwd: Re: The purple project square

Blake Girardot HOT/OSM blake.girardot at hotosm.org
Mon Feb 6 22:23:59 UTC 2017

Hi all,

There is an ongoing issue with the task square's purple outline not
loading in the iD Web Editor.

Nick from the Training Working Group provided a work around and Bryan
Housel, the lead iD developer, knows about the issue and is working on
getting a fix out as soon as possible.

Below is a brief summary of Nick's work around and link to a short
video walk through of the process.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rebecca Firth <rebecca.firth at hotosm.org>
Date: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 4:49 PM
Subject: The purple project square


Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately this is an issue which was
introduced recently, we're working to get it fixed. In the mean time
you can follow the below steps to get it working;

1. Load the square you want to map in iD

2. On the Tasking Manager Tab, beneath the 'edit with ID editor'
button will be a section that reads "Tip: Download the following .gpx
file and load it in JOSM in order to see the current task boundary"
right click on ".gpx file" and select "Save link as" - I put mine in
my downloads folder.

4. Back to the iD tab in your browser, and have file manager open as
well - drag & drop the downloaded .gpx file onto the window of ID --
then wait...

5. If all goes well you now have the square on your iD screen. It can
take a minute or so to load.

Here's a quick video which walks through it:


Thanks, and hope you're enjoying mapping :)


On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 6:42 PM, Marianne Thorsen <mth3 at online.no> wrote:
> Hello,
> sorry to bother you With such a small detail, but the square showing the task in the Project is gone. Do you have any idea how to get it back?
> Kind regards,

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