[OSM-talk] Please do not tag streets (yet).

Simon Hewison simon at zymurgy.org
Mon Mar 13 13:28:54 GMT 2006

Immanuel Scholz wrote:

> PS: If using JOSM to multiple select different objects be aware that you
> will selecting nodes as well when dragging a rectangular selection box.
> This may not what you want ;)

Then what would be really neat would be a "select all segments that are 
the shortest route from node A to node B", and then combine into a 

> PPS: You can use JOSM to (create and tag) streets now. You cannot upload
> them now, but save the file to disk and later upload them, when
> way-support is implemented.

I've been playing with this, and JOSM doesn't seem to support the 
concept of a street segment that can be part of more that one 
track/street (once it's become part of a track, you can't select just 
that segment to become part of another track).

For instance, there's a stretch of dual-carriageway at 
51.588771,-0.20482 that is part of both the A406 North Circular Road and 
the A1.

There also doesn't appear to be any way of removing segments from a 
track without removing the entire track. This can be annoying if you've 
just built a track that is a long distance road and accidentally added 
an incorrect segment.

Simon Hewison

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