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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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You might rather see more or less josn in your editing window. Click Upload Changes Wait a few seconds for your changes to be uploaded, and then you are finished!

Try improving the accuracy of a feature. Needless to say, when you add or edit tag, the attribute of object will be change as well.

Click the download button green arrow in the upper left, this manula the download dialog. Instead it should be drawn next to the building.

Your first steps with JOSM — the Java OpenStreetMap editor

Where several traces have been taken along the same road, it may be useful to judge the position of an mxnual line, to reduce the inaccuracies of GPS. What you see will depend on the size of your editable area. Finally, use manusl left mouse button to drag a box around the area you want to download.


Simply speaking, OpenStreetMap is made up of nodes points and ways lines. Validation Layer and Validation Result.

This insures your changes upload to OSM database completely and you face less risk of losing your work. Panning and zooming in the editor window is similar to the operations in the download dialog. Add description and ,anual of your object using Presets menu. To draw a new box, mannual on the map, hold your left mouse button down, and drag your mouse to create a box.

Mapbox Blocked Unblock Follow Following. This will open up the upload window. When JOSM starts up, the main editing space displays some text.

This will be explained in more detail in the next chapter. Due to a technical glitch, OSM will not receive GPS track that have been saved on an external memory card in Garmin, but this plugin can fix the file so they can be uploaded. Switch on aerial imagery as background For example, click the “Imagery” menu and select ” Bing “. Using GPS Chapter 7: Jjosm new layer and experiment with some of the new tools.

OpenStreetMap with the JOSM editor | OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week

The example of overlap building that is true and false. Views Read View source View history. Start and download OSM data. Add the name of the road if you know it by using the name tag. You can access this window more simply by clicking on the upload button, shown here:.

Next, load satellite imagery to assist with identifying objects on the ground. For example, highway nodes should not be snapped to buildings, because no one likes a road that leads directly into a wall!


To make a layer active, select it in the Layers panel, and click on the Activate button: If you draw a lot of buildings, this tool will make the process faster and easier. Make sure to fix issues before confirming your upload.

You do not need to hurry, take your time to understand the steps. Adding node at intersections.


Zoom in on the bit of the map you’re interested in editing. You should download an area encompassing the editing you will be doing, but avoid downloading mznual much map data the OpenStreetMap server will take a long time to respond, and JOSM may slow down or run out of memory You probably want to zoom right in close to the maximum zoom level.

Retrieved from ” http: Alternatively, the object can be removed if the object is in error. When the download window opens, you should see a map with a pink box drawn on it.

Tag is just like a label that you put to an object. Contributing to OpenStreetMap is easy to learn, but difficult to master. Hence, non-English speakers may find it is easier to manage tags using a Preset Menu. There are some common mistakes that mappers make when they start using OpenStreetmap.


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