[OSM-talk] Too much detail, or: mapping every single tree in a park

James james2432 at gmail.com
Mon May 3 18:47:20 UTC 2021

you can also download only the data that you are interested in with
overpass api in JOSM

On Mon., May 3, 2021, 2:41 p.m. Martijn van Exel, <m at rtijn.org> wrote:

> Skyler --
> Your response in and of itself already reflects a great attitude if you
> ask me :)
> On topic; if you're a JOSM user, I recommend making use of the powerful
> filtering capabilities. I am typing this message on a 10 year old Lenovo
> X220 and it struggles sometimes with displaying lots of map data. I usually
> filter out building footprints and that takes care of most issues I have.
> Buildings are especially good to filter out because they rarely interact
> with other map data. If you come across an area with lots of trees, and
> you're not looking to map trees at that moment, you could use a filter for
> them. It does double duty making JOSM faster and reducing distractions!
> Martijn
> On 4/27/21 7:00 AM, Skyler Hawthorne wrote:
> Thanks for the perspective guys, I can see I'm an outlier here. Perhaps I
> should try adjusting my attitude.
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