[Talk-us] how to select overlapping objects in Potlatch 2?

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Fri Sep 7 05:04:52 BST 2012

On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Toby Murray <toby.murray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Peter Dobratz <peter at dobratz.us> wrote:
> > A relatively new user has created a bunch of duplicate Ways around here:
> >
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=42.732&lon=-71.49769&zoom=17&layers=M
> >
> > So far I've had good email exchanges with this new user, and I was about
> to
> > send him a message about this area, but I'm not sure where to begin.
> > Obviously, we don't want a bunch of duplicate objects that represent the
> > same thing with almost the same geometry.  Looking at the area in
> Potlatch
> > 2, I can't figure out a way to select just one of the overlapping
> objects,
> > so I can't even explain to the new user how to clean it up using his
> editor
> > of choice.  Also, I'm confused as to how this happened in the first
> place.
> > Has anyone else seen something similar to this before?

Suggest trying to move the objects to get to the object the user was to
edit.  Just make sure to put the other objects back to where they belong.
It can get difficult if the objects are connected.  In JOSM I usually
unconnect non-related objects, for example landuse and roads.

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