[OSM-talk] JOSM geometry support
frederik at remote.org
Thu Aug 23 00:28:33 BST 2007
"I have drawn a rectangular building but it looks more like a trapezoid,
what can I do?"
Select the four corner nodes and execute the "align nodes in circle"
function. Oddly enough, the results sometimes get better if you click
"But now the building is at an angle to the road and I want it to be
Download the latest JOSM build (the one that's going to be available in
a few hours) and you'll find a "rotate" mode hidden below the "move
node"-button on the left; select the object you want to rotate, grab one
corner and rotate it as you would in a drawing program.
"I want more geometry support - I want functions offered by traditional
drawing programs, like aligning, distributing, or cloning objects...
when entering a building I just want to put one node and then enter
'building, rectangular, 100 metres in direction 210°, width 30 metres'
and I want JOSM to put the other three nodes accordingly and add
segments and a way..."
I think we should collect these requirements and make a "geometry"
plugin. (Maybe move the "align nodes in circle/in line" functions there
as well.) I'm a bit unsure at the moment how one would best implement
these functions without interfering too much with traditional JOSM
functions - maybe create an extra layer or so... what geometry functions
do *you* want and how would you like them?
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00.09' E008°23.33'
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