[openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website] Method to exit edit mode is unintuitive (#737)

Richlv notifications at github.com
Thu Apr 7 08:24:01 UTC 2016

i've mapped for quite a few years with various editors, tested iD when it was just unveiled and used it a bit. using josm mostly. (this isn't bragging, just to explain that existing users are struggling with this).

this is the first time ever i see that clicking the logo is supposed to exit the edit mode. that's a very well hidden easter egg :)

i recently spoke with another contributor in an osm meetup - they have done a lot of mapping, too, and mostly with iD. somebody new asked them "oh, how do you go back to the map ?". the experienced iD user just shrugged and said "i just always go back in the browser history".

another weirdness goes like this : i have josm set as the default editor. if i open iD, then click 'edit' again, it goes back to the map, URL has "edit#map", and it tries to edit in josm. quite confusing.

i'd propose to change the "Edit" label and operation to be something like "Exit edit mode", or "Back to map". that would be technically correct and understandable for new users.

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