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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Zoom in on the bit of the map you’re interested in editing. Try downloading a little bit more data in a second rectangular patch, of about the same size, alongside the area you already downloaded. This insures your changes upload to OSM database completely and you face less risk of losing your work.

You can simply select the object directly and press the button in your keyboard.

When the download window opens, you should see a map with a pink box drawn on it. Click the download toolbar button to open the download dialog window.

This guide is split across several tabs abovestarting with an introduction aimed at new users. Alternatively, the object can be removed if the object is in error. To fix it, you 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.

If you see any error in your object, please fix it. Download some area in JOSM. If you do not see Validation Result at right side panel in your window, tick on the blue checklist icon from the left panel in your JOSM window as circled in the figure below.

Zooming and Panning Within the main editing area, you can pan around and zoom in and out. These are important to fix, and you should not ignore these. JOSM validates your data before upload and provides you with warning and error messages to keep your data clean. Start small, because you can download more data as you need it.


Use your mouse to pan and zoom to an area that you know very well, such as your hometown or neighborhood.

This is important because it allows software, like routing engines, understand the logical road network. To make a layer active, select it in the Layers panel, and click on the Activate button: Needless to say, when you add or ojsm tag, the attribute of object will be change as well.

You have done this in previous chapter. To overcome this, JOSM has a shortcut button that substitutes the lengthy menu process.

Never miss a story from Points of interestwhen you sign up for Medium. You can find other imagery sources sorted by country under “Imagery”, “Image Preferences”.

OpenStreetMap with the JOSM editor | OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week

For instance, if we add an object in some area and that object is a mosque and its name is Masjid Raya Sabilal Muhtadin ; amenity that we can use is place of worship and mosque as we know, is Muslim place of worship.

You can access this window more simply by clicking on the upload button, shown here:. 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.

For example, a road may be misaligned and can be adjusted. If you can’t see anything you probably need to zoom out scroll backwards until things come back into view.

What you see will depend on the size of your editable area.

Try experimenting with each of these tools. Imagery Offset Chapter Adding node at intersections. Tags are represented as a key-value pair.

When you are creating polygon and line that are not supposed to be connected, make sure that they are not merged together by sharing a node. Draw a box around the area that you want to download. OpenStreetMap has a database which is separate from the main map data, especially for majual raw GPS data. This can include important announcements, but really we want to see some map data … Download data Click the download toolbar button to open the download dialog window.


You can download any raw GPS data which others or you have contributed in the area you are looking at. JOSM has some additional tools to make it easier to create high quality lines and polygons. That if you want to combine ways that have different directions, you will see this warning:. To fix this, you need to use the latest satellite imagery so you can determine which objects iosm correctly placed.

Your first steps with JOSM — the Java OpenStreetMap editor

Utilsplugin2 also provides a lot of tools in Selection menu. But, tags are automatically defined in English and sometimes it is confusing especially if you do not understand English.

A common error is to have overlapping polygons when the objects they represent do not overlap in real mqnual. Remember that you need to do 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.

When the download is complete you will see OpenStreetMap data in the main editing window. The concept of rotating an object in JOSM.

Above we described using the download dialog ‘slippy map’ tab to choose an manuao to download when we first start JOSM.