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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JOSM allows you to map fast with keyboard shortcuts, a series of editing tools for common tasks and specialized plugins. Here is your guide to take your mapping skills to the next level.

The JOSM editor runs nosm on your desktop. Connect a two-button mouse to your computer to make working with JOSM easier. After starting JOSM, the first step is to download the area you want to map.

Click the download button green arrow in the upper left, this opens the download dialog. Drag the left mouse button to draw a box around the area you want to map. When the download is complete you will see OpenStreetMap data in the main editing window.


Next, load satellite imagery to assist with identifying objects on the ground. Select an area of interest and download it from OpenStreetMap for editing. Panning jowm zooming in the editor window is similar to the operations in the download dialog.

The data you have downloaded and the satellite imagery you have chosen are presented as different layers. You can control the visibility and the manyal of the layers with the options available here.

JOSM/Guide – OpenStreetMap Wiki

Simply speaking, OpenStreetMap is made up of nodes points and ways lines. Each point in a way is a node itself. Nodes joam ways are attributed with tags that specify their meaning. Different colors represent different functional road classes. Closed ways representing buildings pinka playground amnuala school ground yellow and two ponds blue.

Tags are represented as a key-value pair. The key represents a broad feature category while the value is the specific type of feature. Tag combinations for different features.

manua Try improving the accuracy of a feature. For example, a road may be misaligned and can be adjusted. Select the road and drag it where it should be. Select the Draw tool from the edit tools and move to the location of the restaurant. Click on the location of the place to add a new node.

Now, try adding a road. Switch to Draw mode, with the satellite imagery as your reference, zoom to a residential neighborhood and click at the point where a road begins. From there move the mouse and click again jsom the road ends in the satellite imagery.


OpenStreetMap with the JOSM editor

Add the name of the road if you know it by using the name tag. When adding roads, always connect mnaual to existing roads. This is important because it allows software, like routing engines, understand the logical road network. To connect a new road josmm another existing road, begin drawing by clicking on an existing road. Use the Draw tool to draw a closed way where the last node connects with the first node in the way. Adding points of interest, roads and buildings.

JOSM validates your data before upload and provides you with warning and error messages to keep your data clean. Make sure to majual issues before confirming your upload. To learn more, dig into our mapping guides. Sign in Get started. Mapbox Blocked Unblock Follow Following. Ramya Ragupathy Ramya works with the data team on improving vital data sets like OpenStreetMap based on satellite imagery and customer… www.

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