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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Validation Layer and Validation Result. OpenStreetMap has a database which is separate from the main map data, especially for sharing raw GPS data. Pick a handful of streets around the area you are interested in. If you draw a lot of buildings, this tool will make the process faster and easier.

When you edit using JOSM, you should download, edit manul upload your changes at regular intervals. There is no step 3! Start and download OSM data. Imagery Offset Chapter Drag the manuual mouse button to draw a box around the area you want to map.

Your first steps with JOSM — the Java OpenStreetMap editor

If you followed along when we added our first points with the iD editor, you remember that beneath the map data there was a satellite image that helped us identify objects on the ground. The pink box represents the area of interest that we would like to download for editing. To do this you will need to zoom in and out until the width of the first downloaded area is jowm the same as the visible screen width, and then pan off to one side to position the view on some new territory a patch with yellow hatchingthen click download.


Those layers that are used majual background images help us identify and digitize objects in JOSM. To fix it, manuxl can select a node from the line that you want to connect, and then select the Draw Node tool to add a node at the end of the line.

OpenStreetMap with the JOSM editor

We discuss the most important of those tools in this section. If the ways are connected, they can be aligned in the same direction by selecting Reverse and Combine.

To move a layer, click on that layer in Layers panel and click up or down blue arrow to move it. Remember that you need to manuao this every time that you want to make changes to the map, because the map is often being updated by other users and you will want the latest data. While zooming in you need to point manjal mouse at the data you wish to zoom towards. Here are the most important shortcut keys.

If you collect a lot of GPS tracks and you want to save to the OSM database, this plugin will make it easier for bulk uploads. This tool deselects all points.

Mapbox Blocked Unblock Follow Following. To add Print function, if you want to print an area quickly and where jozm need not look very good.

If you are already using the latest imagery, simply move the object to the appropriate place and delete any obsolete features. Type in here a brief description of your edits.

Manuall description of some of the tools is provided below. The controls are the same as in the JOSM map window. This plugin for mappers who discover areas where the Bing satellite imagery is not aligned. As described in the previous section, position the visible area of the screen, and click the download button to get some data. To learn more, dig into our mapping guides. We call these layers base layers and our OSM data layer is main layer that we use to digitize and edit, add objects, move objects, etc.


Instead it should be drawn next to the building.

OpenStreetMap with the JOSM editor | OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week

Now that JOSM knows where it is, it’s quite easy to request a little bit more data to extend the downloaded area. Welcome to the JOSM guide. Use the Draw tool to draw a closed way where the last node connects with the first node in the way.

After starting JOSM, the first step is to download the area you want to map. In the example shown in the figure above, Data Layer 1 is the OpenStreetMap data that we are currently editing.

Download more data Now that JOSM knows where it is, it’s quite easy to request a little bit more data to extend the downloaded area. After downloading some data, it may be a good idea to do a validation run on the downloaded data.