LEARNING TO USE JOSM – a guide to learning JOSM, with miscellaneous topics. ○ RESOURCES – links to information about OSM and the JOSM Editor. How to download and install JOSM, the Java OpenStreetMap editor, change some of the settings, open the instructions are similar for other operating systems. More advanced users may want to migrate to the JOSM editor at some point for We also found this JOSM Basic Manual pdf on the web, it would be good for a.

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Adding points of interest, roads janual buildings. Your Panel Layer should looks like this: Download other people’s traces OpenStreetMap has a database which is separate from the main map data, especially for sharing raw GPS data. To save your OSM file, make sure your layer active. The key represents a broad feature category while the value is the specific type of feature.

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Your first steps with JOSM — the Java OpenStreetMap editor

We will begin by discussing various editing techniques in JOSM that will improve your workflow, and how to avoid common mistakes that beginning mappers make. To edit tag of an object, first select the object.

The display of menu in selection tools. It will look like the figure below:. Download some area in JOSM. The display of editing file in JOSM. Connect a two-button mouse to your computer to make working with JOSM easier. Tags are represented as a key-value pair.


Nodes and ways are attributed with tags that specify their meaning. If you are already using the latest imagery, simply move the object to the appropriate place and delete any obsolete features.

OpenStreetMap with the JOSM editor | OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week

You also used menu presets to add attributes to an object you created on the map. You have done this in previous chapter.

When you are creating polygon and line that are not supposed to be connected, make sure that they are not merged together by sharing a node. If you draw a lot of buildings, this tool will make the process faster and easier. This can include important announcements, but really we want to see some map data … Manuap data Click the download toolbar button to open the download dialog window.

But, tags are automatically defined in English and sometimes it is confusing especially if you do not understand English. This step could be used to fix location of objects which have wrong position. It will look like the figure below: Building and Road Separated. There are some cases where you have not finished your work, or your internet connection may be suddenly turned off.


We call these layers base maual and our OSM data layer is main layer that we use to digitize and edit, add objects, move objects, etc. Alternatively, jpsm object can be removed if the object is in error.

In the box at the bottom you are asked to provide a comment about the changes that you are making. For example, a road may be misaligned and can be adjusted. The concept of rotating an object in JOSM. Instead it should be drawn next to the building. JOSM has some additional tools to make it easier to create high quality lines and polygons.

Lastly, we will then discuss the JOSM validator tool, which is an automated way of checking for errors. You also can save your file by click this button: This is the way JOSM tells us that something is wrong with our data and it needs to be fixed before we upload it to the server.

From there move the mouse and click again where the road ends in the satellite imagery. To fix this, you need to use the latest satellite imagery so you can determine which objects are correctly placed.