[josm-dev] New comer in JOSM dev world

Arnaud Vandecasteele arnaud.sig at gmail.com
Mon May 6 18:30:40 UTC 2013

Hello JOSM dev list,

It's been a couple of months that I'm playing with the JOSM API.
Vincent helped me a lot during my first steps both in Java and with the API.
Thanks again Vincent.

As I'm using the JOSM API for my work, I think that you could be 
interesting by what I did.
So for my job (I'm a GIS Researcher [1]), I've developed a semantic 
plugin using the JOSM API.
The aim of this plugin is to link semantic data and OSM data in order to 
detect a potential semantic heterogeneity between tags.
This work will be presented in the next ISSDQ Conference [2].
The plugin is not stable enough to be publicly available (but I hope soon)

I'm working as well on an quality indicator to assess the quality of VGI 
data using a crowd sourcing approach.
I've almost finished the plugin but I need more time to be sure about 
the robustness of my code.
Using this plugin, contributors can rate the area they worked on (like 
Amazon articles).
At the end, results will be presented in a map and people could know the 
OSM quality for the area they want.

Finally, for my needs I developed a plugin to get back the previous 
For example you select a lot of object and by inadvertent, you lost his 
With this plugin, you just click on the button and the objects are 
selected again.
Talking about this plugin, I'm able to add my button in the Edit Menu 
but by default this button appears below the "Preferences" button.
Could you tell me how to put it just after the "Unselect" button?
If you think this plugin could be useful I will be happy to add it to 
the SVN.


[1] http://www.mun.ca/geog/people/faculty/avandecasteele.php
[2] http://www.lsgi.polyu.edu.hk/ISSDQ2013/index.html

Arnaud Vandecasteele
Postdoctorant researcher MarineGIS Lab
GIS - WebMapping - Spatial Ontology - GeoCollaboration - VGI

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