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First edit

Posted by piotr'ek on 2 April 2013 in English (English)

Ha! My first edit done. Found footpath from Angmering Park Estate to Patching. It's cyclable path but very muddy when wet.

Comment from ingalls on 3 April 2013 at 02:21

Welcome to openstreetmap!

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Comment from BCNorwich on 3 April 2013 at 06:52

Welcome to OSM, and please don't be disappointed by what I have to say, I think all learning makes for a positive attitude.

I took a look at your newly mapped path and it needs a few adjustments.

To the western end, if the footpath joins the north south path (which I think it does), then your last node needs to be joined to the N S footpath. The gate you mapped close by, if the gate is a barrier to one of the footpaths (ie the path goes through the gateway), then the gate node needs to be joined to the way at the correct position. Same thing applies to the stile in the middle of your path, needs to be joined to the path.

Have a look at the JOSM editor http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM I find it much easier to use than Potlatch.

There are hundreds of folk out here ready and willing to help so please just shout if you get stuck. Regards Bernard

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Comment from aseerel4c26 on 3 April 2013 at 22:10

Hi piotr'ek, welcome to OSM! If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask anybody. :-)

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Comment from piotr'ek on 4 April 2013 at 06:47

Thank you guys. Fixed/adjusted "my" path. Thank you for pointing out my mistakes.

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Comment from aseerel4c26 on 4 April 2013 at 10:38

The three nodes

are no member of any way. You can see this on the pages I've linked to (way membership would be listed there). In Potlatch2 you can see it if you switch to wireframe map display and then select the way. Or you could drag the node a bit - the way should follow (undo the action with the undo button!). If the way is not also dragged then obviously the node is not inside the way.

On the last node (also applies to the others):

How to integrate into the way - not that easy in Potlatch. The shortcut key J does not seem to work with gate nodes. There are some workarounds (creating a temporary way), but that is too complicated. And anyway, the node where the gate is, is already existent in the way. It is the corner, right? So delete your gate node and tag the corner node as gate. Select the corner node and then select a tag (gate) on the left side in the editor.

Okay, next problem: the western end of your new path http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/214456076 is not connected to the pre-existing footpath. To be connected ways need to share a node. You see shared nodes in Potlatch as red dots with a circle around them after you select a way. Best just drag the last node of your way to the east and draw the way's end again - when you hover over the footpath you will see the mouse pointer change to a + ... this indicates that if you click there a node will be inserted into the way at this position. Other possibility: drag the end node of your way over a node in the existing way and press J.

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Comment from BCNorwich on 4 April 2013 at 13:37

Hi, Yes all problems are still there and I agree not easy to put right with Potlatch2, though fairly simple to fix with the JOSM editor. Would you like to have a go at fixing it as aseerel4c26 suggests above. If you wish I can sort it out (with JOSM) for you but you'll have to say exactly where the gate is supposed to be. At the moment the gate looks closest to the north south path, just south of where your new path joins. Regards Bernard

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Comment from piotr'ek on 4 April 2013 at 18:29

Hi. aseerel4c26 - thank you for comment. BCNorwich - ok can you fix it? I tried with JOSM but with no success. The western gate is.. well.. the "north south" path is not a one/solid path. North part is going to the end of the wood and is connected to "my" path (leading east). The gate is facing west/east (perpendicular to my path) - the second part of the "north south" path is behind the gate and is going (parallel to the gate) to the south. The eastern gate is at the end of the wood. Now i'm going to find more infos about editing with JOSM.

Thanks

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Comment from BCNorwich on 4 April 2013 at 19:51

Hi, No problem, the three problems are fixed. Not sure exactly where the gate should be though. If wrong it can be fixed later on when you've mastered JOSM. I'll have another look at it in the morning anyway. Any more problems feel free to mail me. Regards Bernard

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