[OSM-talk] Editing and tagging - Potlatch, or just JOSM?

John McKerrell john at mckerrell.net
Fri Aug 17 08:15:44 BST 2007

On 17 Aug 2007, at 07:58, Barry wrote:

> John
> Then I'll certainly look forward to the day when it becomes as good.
> As a software developer myself I realise that first versions may be  
> lacking
> in features and facilities. I was just disappointed to see that it  
> was not
> as good as its predecessor in its early versions.
> "tracing rivers and other landscape features
> from the Yahoo! imagery." - is this not breaking copyright????!!!!

Why do you think we have Yahoo! imagery in potlatch? Specifically  
because we've been told that we can use it for deriving map data.

Though it's taken me a few attempts to get used to potlatch, I'm now  
quite happy to use it. I definitely prefer it to the old applet now.  
Generally I use it for tracing on top of the Yahoo! imagery but I do  
find it handy being able to just flick to the edit tab if I notice  
something's wrong. I do still use josm for the bulk of my mapping,  
but I'm definitely happy to use potlatch too. If you're having  
trouble using it you might find this link useful:



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