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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In the example shown in the figure above, Data Layer 1 is the OpenStreetMap data that we are currently editing. As well as viewing other people’s traces, you can upload your own. This can include important announcements, but really we want to see some map data ….

Your first steps with JOSM — the Java OpenStreetMap editor

A description of some of the tools is provided below. Tag is just like a label that you put to an object. One thing to note is that if you download a large area of the map and run the validation tool, you may get a very long list of errors and warnings. A common error is adding tag on a node that makes up part of a line or polygon. You also can delete a layer using the delete button: Type in here a brief description of your edits.

Field Papers Chapter 8: While zooming in you need to point the mouse at the data you wish to zoom towards. Now you’re ready to begin some basic editing.

You should see your layer that you select will be hide in JOSM. To fix this, you need to use the latest satellite imagery so you can determine which objects are correctly placed. You can download any raw GPS data which others or you have contributed in the area you are looking at. The example of way cross the building. Welcome to the JOSM guide. These are important to fix, and you should not ignore these.


You have done this in previous chapter.

But, tags are automatically defined in English and sometimes amnual is confusing especially if you do not understand English. The data you have downloaded and the satellite imagery you have chosen are presented as different layers.

Do not be afraid to upload your changes several times during an editing session.

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The example cancel node in JOSM. Use the zooming and panning features described above to position the visible area. There is no step 3!

For example, click the “Imagery” menu and select ” Bing “. 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. Zoom in on the bit of the map you’re interested in editing. One of the selection tools which we use frequently is Unselect Nodes: To add Print function, if you want to print an area quickly and where it need not look very good.

Ramya Ragupathy Ramya works msnual the data team on improving vital data sets like OpenStreetMap based on satellite imagery joem customer… www. If you are not really sure about the outline or identify nanual some object, you should leave these off the map.

In this case it is fine for the polygons to overlap, but the rule to follow here is to make sure that the buildings are completely inside the landuse polygon. Try downloading a little bit more data in a second rectangular patch, of about the same size, alongside the area you already downloaded. Instead you should zoom in on just one end of your trace and grab a small rectangular area to start with. You might rather see more or less data in your editing window.


To make a layer active, select nanual in the Layers panel, and click on the Activate button: The display manuak editing file in JOSM. Closed ways representing buildings pinka playground manuapa school ground yellow and two ponds blue.

Your first steps with JOSM — the Java OpenStreetMap editor

Double-click on the jar file Step 3: This is an additional tickbox option in the ‘Download’ dialog. Working with other people’s traces is not required and often may not be very useful, but it can give a useful indication of how accurate your own trace is, and how existing data has been positioned. Different colors represent different functional road classes. Your Panel Layer should looks like this: The result of the combine way operation in JOSM.

This plugin for mappers who discover areas where the Bing satellite imagery is not aligned. Getting Started Chapter 3: As described in the previous section, position the visible area of the screen, and click the download button to get some data. Above we described using the download dialog ‘slippy map’ tab to choose an area to download when we first start JOSM. To edit tag of an object, first select the object.

In this session, we will look some of the more useful plugins that exist for JOSM. Finally, you are to the point where you can digitize and edit features on the map using JOSM.