[OSM-talk] JOSM observations from a newcomer
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Wed Oct 11 23:57:27 BST 2006
The annotation presets file that I use is now in svn. You could reference
it directly by adding the following entry to the annotation presets list in
you could get a copy from svn and reference it locally.
You can also add your own presets, or customise this one, to suit your
On 10/11/06, David Groom <reviews at pacific-rim.net> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Earl" <david at frankieandshadow.com>
> To: "OSM" <talk at openstreetmap.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 7:03 PM
> Subject: [OSM-talk] JOSM observations from a newcomer
> > Having used JOSM to complete a couple of areas, I've some observations.
> > Please take these in the spirit of constructive criticism - I know how
> > much
> > voluntary effort it takes to get this far.
> > - I made one mistake over and over again - I kept selecting segments and
> > then forgetting to make a Way before assigning properties, so I ended up
> > assigning properties to the segments instead.
> > - Assigning properties is tedious. A set of buttons to do the common
> > highway=trunk etc, and name= -> pop up box for name would be really
> > useful.
> > Minimising the number of key and mouse clicks is my concern.
> I think what you are after is the "annotation presets".
> Just below the "layers panel" on the right hand side of the JOSM editor
> should see what looks at first sight like a blank drop down list. Click
> drop down arrow, and you will get some types of annotation you may want to
> use. These presets are stored in the file which defined in
> Edit>Preferences, then third button down - under "annotation preset
> sources". It's been some time since I did a clean installation of JOSM,
> cant remember what the default preset file looks like. I've attached my
> preset file to this email, which hopefully will get displayed on the
> list, by looking at the structure of this file you should be able to add
> any missing keys etc which you frequently use.
> p.s welcome to OSM
> > - Short cut to defining all the segments, then going over them again to
> > select them, and then making them into a Way: how about a mode which
> > creates a segment and adds to the previous Way at the same time (or
> > a
> > new Way if you haven't just done one). Even better, combine with adding
> > nodes, so I can create a Way by just clicking along my tracklog (a
> > band to the previous point would also be helpful while doing this).
> > - How do I merge two ways into one?
> > - How do I split one Way into two?
> > David
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