[OSM-talk] iD news - 2.12.0 released πŸŽ‰

Bryan Housel bhousel at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 02:14:19 UTC 2018

Last week, after several months of work, we released iD v2.12.0 for editing OpenStreetMap.
I hope you like it!  Here are some of the highlights from the release:

✌️  2-finger pan and zoom gestures
Mac users can now use 2 finger trackpad gestures to pan and zoom the map.
Try swiping with 2 fingers to pan, or pinching out/in to zoom and unzoom. You'll be less likely to accidentally drag nodes!

πŸ”»  Directional way markers
iD now draws triangular markers on the "down" side of ways where the direction matters. Thanks, Huon Wilson for this feature!
Ways with a direction include cliffs, coastlines, retaining walls, kerbs, guard rails, embankments.

↔️  Resizable sidebar
You can now resize the sidebar, or hide it completely. Shout out to Quincy Morgan for his work on this!
Try dragging the sidebar to resize it, or click the hide button in the top toolbar. The top bar buttons can also shrink on narrower screens.

πŸ”  Brand Name Suggestions
We've released a huge upgrade to the brand name suggestions in iD. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to match brand names to their proper OpenStreetMap tags.  Follow the brand name suggestion project here:  https://github.com/osmlab/name-suggestion-index <https://github.com/osmlab/name-suggestion-index>
Try adding some branded businesses to the map - `brand`, `brand:wikidata`, and other tags will be set for you.

πŸ“Ž  More Wikidata integration 
iD now displays linked data if a feature has a wikidata tag, and will protect fields like name and brand from direct editing.
Make sure prominent features have a Wikidata tag, for added protection against accidental changes.

πŸ”†  More features for working with relations
Hovering over a relation or member in the sidebar will highlight it on the map. You can also download incomplete sections, and zoom to inspect relation children. Thanks, Quincy Morgan!
Check out the "All Relations" and "All Members" sections of the sidebar to try out the new relation editing tools.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»  Hacktoberfest happened! 
We merged 40 pull requests during the month of October. Thank you to all of our new contributors!

As always, the update includes many other usability improvements and new presets - check out the changelog for all the details.
(It’s pretty epic, thanks to the dozens of people who worked on this release!)

v2.12.0 changelog:  https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md#2120 <https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md#2120>

v2.12.0 announcement:  https://twitter.com/bhousel/status/1070068684297768960 <https://twitter.com/bhousel/status/1070068684297768960>  
Quincy shows off the new features:  https://twitter.com/quincylvania/status/1070176229620244481 <https://twitter.com/quincylvania/status/1070176229620244481>

Thread:  https://www.reddit.com/r/openstreetmap/comments/a39y2b/the_new_features_of_id_2120_in_one_twitter_thread/ <https://www.reddit.com/r/openstreetmap/comments/a39y2b/the_new_features_of_id_2120_in_one_twitter_thread/>

Follow and star the iD project on GitHub to show your support:  https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD <https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD>
And follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/bhousel <https://twitter.com/bhousel> for the latest iD news. 

Thank you!
❀️ Bryan, and the rest of the πŸ†” team.

We are getting together in NYC to hack on iD during the week of Dec 17-21 at the Facebook office.  Space is limited, so please private message me if you want to attend!  We also have started a bi-weekly sync for the core development team.  If you want to work on iD, we’d love your help!

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