[Openstreetmap] Naming segments using applet

Andy Robinson Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Dec 6 16:42:12 GMT 2005

This is good feedback Peter.

With respect to naming streets, it is intended that a number of line
segments can be selected and given an overall name. However this is not yet
implemented at the editor level.

No need to annotate every single line segment. That would drive me mad too.
At least a single instance between junctions and a few more dotted here and
there for longer runs will be sufficient to help users edit in the future.
This assumes that you continue to use the applet, which is only currently
capable of naming each segment and nothing else.

The problems with loss of line segments when editing only seems to affect me
at the busy times (UK evening). If I'm editing in the morning I rarely run
into this issue so I tend to do it then if I can to avoid the current
problem. Not an answer but at least a possible workaround.

I'll let others respond on the off-line editor capabilities. I do use Imi's
JOSM but not yet for live editing, only checking and cleaning up GPX tracks
when required.

Andy Robinson
Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk 

>-----Original Message-----
>From: openstreetmap-bounces at vr.ucl.ac.uk [mailto:openstreetmap-
>bounces at vr.ucl.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Peter Knowles
>Sent: 06 December 2005 16:25
>To: openstreetmap at vr.ucl.ac.uk
>Subject: [Openstreetmap] Naming segments using applet
>Hi all,
>I've just started entering in GPS tracklogs and laying down nodes/segments
>for my area. I'd like to name these segments now. Am I correct in assuming
>that I would have to name each individual segment of a street in order to
>make it clear that this is a single, consistent object/track?
>That's pretty much impossible, considering that some of the streets are
>made up of *many* segments (a single bend has multiple segments). So, what
>is the best way to achieve this? Do you guys use the josm editor, or
>osmeditor in order to extract the data from the DB, join the partial
>segments into tracks and then update the DB again?
>Can some kind soul walk me though this? How do I pull/push the data from
>the DB using osmeditor/josm? What tags do I need to add to the tracks?
>Also, I found it pretty painful entering the nodes/segments using the
>applet. Firstly, as others had mentioned, the nodes kept on disappearing
>after I had placed them down. I had to keep repeating the edit until it
>stuck. Grrrr. Also, more importantly, the mouse cursor flickers terribly
>on my Sun 1.5 JVM in Linux/Firefox. I didn't see a ticket for this in
>Trac. Is it just me?
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