a quick way to add a tag to a bunch of points

Posted by Dion Dock on 14 October 2009 in English (English)

I've added a lot of highway=turning_circle (originally this said traffic_circle, oops),source=Yahoo tags with Potlatch. The r (repeat) key is a real timesaver here (except there seems to be a bug where sometimes every tag from a node is repeated, not good if it has TIGER data).

That said, I just realized there was a better way to do this with JOSM. Shift-select all of the turning circles, and add the tag just once.

Now if only the JOSM imagery was as good as Potlatch....

Comment from davidearl on 14 October 2009 at 09:14

Another way of doing this in JOSM is to select an item with the group of tags you want to apply to other objects, Copy (CTRL+C), select the target objects (you may want to create them as you go) and Paste Tags (CTRL+SHIFT+V). The tags of the copied item are applied to the new/newly selected item. If you want to replicate a point and its tags, Paste (CTRL+V) is what you need, and the Paste takes place at the mouse position.

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Comment from stephan75 on 14 October 2009 at 15:14

Hey Dion Dock,
did you really use the tag "highway=traffic_circle"? at roundabouts?

When I have a look at the map features in the OSM wiki, the way of the circle should be tagged with junction=roundabout ...

Or did you mean turning circle? Greets, Stephan

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Comment from Wynndale on 14 October 2009 at 16:48

The tags on nodes imported from TIGER are being removed. A typical edit is

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Comment from Dion Dock on 15 October 2009 at 00:45

That's what I get for not having auto-complete in my diary. :) Yes, turning_circle.

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