[OSM-talk] JOSM geometry support

Iván Sánchez Ortega ivansanchez at escomposlinux.org
Thu Aug 23 03:12:58 BST 2007

El Jueves, 23 de Agosto de 2007, Franc Carter escribió:
> Some way of specifying that a new segment should be at right angles (other
> angle ?) to an existing segment

Also, the ability to split a segment in two exact halfs, by creating a node in 
the segment's middle point.

And, the ability to calculate the centroid of an area. Maybe alineating 
polygons by alineating their centroids??

Brainstorming a bit: When I fiddled with Autocad 9 (yes, that was a long time 
ago), you could draw to special points 
like "perpendicular", "endpoint", "midpoint", five kinds of centerpoints, and 
the kitchen sink. I don't know how mant of those concepts would be useful for 

Calculate the centerline of an area. Useful if we *ever* get data of paved 
areas and have to get lines out of that.

(Don't take me too seriously on those requests, I'm just thinking out loud)

Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivansanchez at escomposlinux.org>

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is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one any more.
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