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JOSM tip for squaring buildings 4 months ago

I should mention my use case is turning 1 building into n stores.

Extrude doesn't build a second store. It will just move an edge. Though shift+extrude will leave nodes in place.

The building tool drops extra nodes, i.e. it doesn't join them on adjacent areas.

The terracing plugin works very well. The problem with the terracing plugin is it assumes all "stores" in a building are the same width and it's hard to adjust that.

I also like the "Split Object" function which belongs to utilsplugins2, iirc.

Days like today... 5 months ago

Hey Did I ever mention the time I hosted a mappy hour and I was the only person that showed up? At least I had a good beer.

What kind of user/challenge stats do MapRoulette users want? 5 months ago

Find out what referred them to MapRoulette.

DC Street Names 6 months ago

David, Let me know how i can help. Brian

Falls Church to Arlington, VA, along Lee Highway over 1 year ago

That's the idea. I find that so much time is wasted at mapping parties dealing with geometry. And that's a steep learning curve for newcomers. The fun part of mapping is capturing names, numbers, and types of buildings. Also point features like statues are easy to capture.

I formed this opinion after trying to split one building in Hyattsville into n stores. It's hard to do that an preserve the geometry. It's hard!

Also I feel users are more invited to update a map of unidentified areas than an empty map of roads.