Get started mapping with the Java OpenStreetMap editor (JOSM) – a powerful In JOSM speak, you can glue, unglue, split and combine them. Video Tutorial. Tutorial: Digitisation in OpenStreetMap using JOSM: First Steps. This tutorial is designed to teach you how to quickly and simply provide. RESOURCES – links to information about OSM and the JOSM Editor . with the “ Getting Started With JOSM” tutorial, which uses file to practice editing.

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Users of the map, be they humanitarian teams or local communities, greatly appreciate your efforts. This is area you have downloaded. You can add the attributes in one of two ways: Switch on yutorial imagery as background For example, click the “Imagery” menu and select ” Bing “.

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This can include important announcements, but really we tutprial to see some map data … Download data Click the download toolbar button to open the download dialog window. Zoom in on the bit of the map you’re interested in editing. Check the post to learn more about the contributors.

OpenStreetMap has a database which is separate from the main map data, especially for sharing raw GPS data. Better imagery might be available for your region. Your email address will not be published. As described in the previous section, position the visible area of the screen, and click the download button to get some data. You can add what you like e. Again this is not required. Opening your GPX file is very straightforward. As always, you should take care tutotial avoid downloading too much data.


OpenStreetMap with the JOSM editor

Don’t like jar files? You can find other imagery sources sorted by country under “Imagery”, “Image Preferences”. This is an additional tickbox option in the ‘Download’ dialog.

Remember, always avoid downloading too much data in one go. Zooming and Panning Within the main editing area, you can pan around and zoom in and out. Post a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. You tutroial download an area encompassing the editing you will be doing, but avoid downloading too 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 ojsm maximum zoom level.

Try downloading a little bit more data in a second rectangular patch, of about the same size, alongside the area you already downloaded. It uses an example task of digitisation from the Tasking Manager of the Humanitarian OSM Team, specifically for the case of a humanitarian emergency. Click the download toolbar button to open the download dialog window.


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. Start and download OSM data. This can include important announcements, but really we want to see some map data …. Where several traces have been taken along the same road, it may be useful to judge the position of an average line, to reduce the inaccuracies of GPS.

Another approach is to load in a GPX file before downloading data. If your GPS trace is from a short walk, then you might typically download an area encompassing the whole thing, but if it is a longer trace, travelling through a dense complex area of the map e.


Finally, use the left mouse button to drag a box around the area you want to download.

Click this java web-start link instead. This article has been collectively written by several members of the CartONG’s team or by a guest speaker. This guide is split across several tabs abovestarting with an introduction aimed at new users. The rectangular area of the screen which is currently in view, will be the default selected area next time you click the download toolbar button.

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. Now you’re ready to begin some basic editing. This post was originally written in French. Views Read View source View history.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: Start small, because you can download more data as you need it. If jossm can’t see anything you probably need to zoom out scroll backwards until things come back into view. Alternatively, you can hold down CTRL and use the arrow keys. You can find a complete list of attributes nosm all observable objects at: After downloading some data, it may be a good idea to do a validation run on the downloaded data.

You can download any raw GPS data which others or you have contributed in the area you are looking at. Yellow hatching diagonal lines indicates areas which are not loaded into JOSM at the moment. Most have keyboard shortcuts.