[OSM-talk] Playing with Potlatch
richard at systemeD.net
Thu Mar 8 11:57:56 GMT 2007
I'm pleased to unveil a test version of Potlatch, the Flash editor,
that you can play with.
It's only hooked up to a test database, not the main database, so any
changes you make won't be reflected in OSM itself. The test db
contains UK data from last November (with thanks to Nick W); no
rest-of-the-world, no GPS traces.
You can access it at
and you can find out more about Potlatch at
including a 'Getting Started' page, and somewhere to report bugs. :)
Only the editing window is present, so you'll have to imagine all the
login/tab stuff around it. I have, however, put a not-quite-accurate,
quick-and-dirty "go to a specified lat/long" form at the bottom.
Although it won't write to the OSM db, you might want to use it to
trace lines from the Yahoo imagery. If so, as a temporary workaround,
here's what you can do:
1. Trace your way
2. Make sure it's written to the server (i.e. click outside to deselect)
3. Click on it again and note the way id
4. Punch this into the 'Extract way' form and click the button
5. Save the resulting CSV file and load it into JOSM
6. Continue editing!
Please, do find bugs and examples of atrocious UI design (I'm sure
there are zillions), and add them to the wiki page. There's lots of
stuff planned for future versions but I'm always happy to hear what
people's top priorities might be.
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