[Imports] [Talk-us] Double Mapping - Point and Polygon

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 01:04:57 UTC 2011


On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 7:56 PM, Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:

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> Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com  <talk-us%40openstreetmap.org?Subject=Re%3A%20%5BTalk-us%5D%20Double%20Mapping%20-%20Point%20and%20Polygon&In-Reply-To=%3CCALJoUkteF1hb%3DDsUc%3Dm2ypXuhxeS%2BZxuHYwPTgCMwMbxJBhRBg%40mail.gmail.com%3E>wrote:
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> It seems that some things in OSM have been mapped twice, once as a
> point and once as a polygon.  Here is an example:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=40.42939&lon=-105.31262&zoom=17
>
> The example appears to be from two different imports: NHD and GNIS,
> but I have seen other things, such as parking lots, mapped twice in
> this fashion as well.  In these cases do we want to keep both, or
> delete the point?  If we delete the point, should its tags be merged
> with the polygon?
>
>  I change one to the other all the time, usually taking a GNIS point and
> making it a building outline.  But it is a pain to preserve the keys.
>
>
In JOSM:
Select the way/node.
Control+C to copy
Select the new way/node
Control+Shift+V to paste the tags on the new item.
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