[josm-dev] JOSM Modeless???
frederik at remote.org
Wed Oct 24 16:05:59 BST 2007
> For example, if I want to make two ways share a common node
You mean there are existing ways with existing nodes that you want to
merge? Use "merge nodes" from the Utils plugin. There has also been a
patch to include "merge nodes" in the JOSM core but that hasn't been
applied (yet?) because we're still discussing the best way to do this.
> Another one is the delete function. I have never seen any other tool
> with a delete that worked like the delete in JOSM. If you have
> anything selected when you click the delete button it is
> deleted. Then on top, the mode has changed to delete and anything I
> click is now deleted.
Yes, this will change. We will have a delete menu item/delete action
triggered by the delete key which deletes what you have selected, and
a delete mode which deletes everything you click on.
> Why do we need a
> delete mode at all?
It is very handy for some people, e.g. to thin out a way which has too
many nodes - without a delete mode you would either have to select all
nodes first (shift-click shift-click shift-click) then use the delete
action, or you would have to click-delete-click-delete...
> One feature I would love to see could facilitate the use of track
> data for generating ways. Rather than use JOSM as electronic tracing
> paper to draw ways over top of the tracks, I would like to have a
> means to select nodes from the track to be transferred to a new
> way. In essence, let the track define the points and I am just
> culling the ones that are superfluous to the way. I think this could
> be facilitated by letting JOSM tell you which points can be
> eliminated and keeping the way to within a user specified distance of
> the track.
There is a non-JOSM tool for this and efforts are under way to make a
JOSM plugin from that. I don't know who is acutally working on it (is
anybody?) but I'm sure your input would be welcome!
> Lastly, it would be very nice to be able to see the name of the
> action to be undone or redone. It is more than once that I can't
> tell if I moved an object when I selected it.
Good idea to include that. Meanwhile you can also have the "edit
history" dialog open and look at the most recent entries there.
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00.09' E008°23.33'
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