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Getting to know the OSM editors

Posted by KAbhijit on 23 September 2015 in English (English)

Used this for a couple of months within firefox. Added lots of details / fixes for stuff within IISc. But iD2 is quite slow and starts to lag after a while.

Moving to JOSM now, on a *nix machine just need to download the JAR, then run it using the Java VM installed.

JOSM seems quite easy to use (perhaps since i have used Viking). The web based help is here: Need to join the newbies' mailing list as well.

Theres a couple of things that are not clear to me yet, though: 1. Dealing with multiple entities (shops, offices, etc) within one physical building 2. Defining which road / path / segment should be used to approach the entrance of a building 3. Attaching POIs to bus / train routes etc.

Will update this as i go along.

Should learn how to use Overpass and its API.

A beginner's notes

Posted by KAbhijit on 9 April 2013 in English (English)

Been using OSM for quite some time now - now i need to start learning how to edit and update maps. Will probably use this as my notes as a learn - might come in handy for others at some point.

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