Talk:Beginners Guide 1.3.1

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Moving node connections

I've just started editing with JOSM. My first edits are of mistaken connections that I have found in local maps. I've figured out most of how to work it, but I haven't figured out how to move a route from one connection node to another.

For instance, let's say that there are two routes, Main St and Center St, that physically intersect at the same location, "I". However, OSM shows that Center St from one direction connects at with Main St at "I" while Center St from the other direction connects at a node further down the street, "F". How do I move the connection of Center St from "F" to "I" without deleting the route and recreating it (as I've been doing so far). Another way that I've found that doesn't quite work is to delete the part of the route with the wrong connection then create a new, short section that has the correct connection. — Val42 19:54, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

I found out one way to do it: "UnGlue Ways", move the node, select the two to joing then "Merge Nodes". However, this would be something good to add to the Beginners Guide. Also, if there is a better way, let me know. — Val42 20:51, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Copying attributes

Let's say that I need to create the route for a new street that has almost all of the same attributes as a nearby route. I'd like to be able to create the route, copy the attributes then modify them so that they are correct. Can this be done, or do I have to copy them manually, as I've done so far? — Val42 19:54, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

  • late reply, but maybe useful to others. 3 methods come to mind.
1) Add an additional segment to the end of the existing street, then split the way, breaking off that 1 segment. Move the split of bit to the new location and extend it to link appropriately with the rest of the map, then edit the tags that are already there.
2) Select the existing street and node at the end, click the start of the new street, and draw that street. Hit 's', click elsewhere, then hit delete, and shift-click on the interconnecting segment. You now have two.
3) just select both and match each tag from the drop downs separately.

The first 2 sound a bit long-winded but when editing with shortcuts there quick. Ben 10:40, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Adding nodes

What about if I want to add nodes in the middle of or at either end of a route? — Val42 20:04, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

I found out one way to do it: Just grab the red "plus" in the center of a line. However, this would be something good to add to the Beginners Guide. — Val42 20:51, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
  • New feature?...just shortcut 'n', and click inserts a node usually. Ben 10:40, 8 December 2008 (UTC)