[Talk-us] Parks, etc. Points or outlines

Gregory Arenius gregory at arenius.com
Wed Apr 25 02:20:22 BST 2012

If there is a point and an area I keep the area and delete the point.  If
the point has data I'd like to keep, as is often the case when I trace a
park on the map and want to use the name and other info from a GNIS point I
simply copy the attributes over.  To easily copy the attributes over in
JOSM I select the point, control+c to copy, select the way, and then
control+shift+v copies in the attributes.  I think I used to do this in
Potlatch but that might have been the old one.

If you don't feel like doing that and the area features are already drawn
and already have names and type attributes, feel free to just delete the
GNIS point.  Other than elevation there usually isn't anything else that is
particularly interesting in there.


On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 11:38 AM, Josh Doe <josh at joshdoe.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 1:21 PM, Charlotte Wolter <techlady at techlady.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> >         In doing the remap in LA, I've run across parks, some schools and
> > other map features that are marked with both points and outlines.  For La
> > Cienega Park, the park is outlined, coded "park" and named. There also
> is a
> > point for La Cienega Park. My initial impulse was to delete the point,
> > because the outline captured so much more information, but I thought I
> would
> > ask first.
> Yes, there should be only one feature for each real world object, and
> the way/multipolygon has more spatial information, however the nodes
> might have other useful information like the GNIS feature ID. The best
> process is to copy/merge tags and relation memberships from the node
> to the area. If you use JOSM, the utilsplugin2 plugin has a Replace
> Geometry command which does all this for you in one step (simply
> select the node and the way, then press Ctrl+Shift+G). Read the wiki
> [1] for more details. If you use Potlatch2, this is much more time
> consuming.
> -Josh
> [1]:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM/Plugins/utilsplugin2#Replace_Geometry
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