OpenStreetMap

During a hike I noticed that a small wooden chapel in a wood in Sudtirol, northern Italy, was placed incorrectly.

I made an exact point (8m precision) with two different apps which average the GPS points; I used 100 points. Latitude/longitude were 46.7138607/12.3411447 , just to be clear; I wanted to move the Kapelle at that position.

However, I found no way of directly entering the coordinates in the description of the point using the ID online editor. I had to resort to trial and error with the openstreetmap standard viewer, repeatedly using right-click/show address to obtain coordinates.

I tried to export data from the apps, but the format was rejected - apparently OSM expects polylines and not single points.

Is there any way to use this detailed information in a direct way?

Thanks in advance to everybody who knows…

Location: Ladstatter, Sexten - Sesto, Pustertal - Val Pusteria, South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, 39090, Italy

Comment from mmd on 24 July 2022 at 09:31

In fact, you can do it also in iD as described in the many Github issues on this topic. I’m providing a short summary of all the steps needed:

  1. Type in 46.7138607,12.3411447 in the search bar, hit enter, then select the “location” in search results.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+L to toggle the location panel in the lower right corner
  3. Press “+” a few times to zoom in. Your location should still be in the middle of the screen.
  4. Add your node in the center of your screen. Make sure your node is selected, then double check the location panel, if it’s matching your location. If not, keep moving the node as needed.

Comment from andy mackey on 24 July 2022 at 16:06

You can drag a stored waypoint or a file with several into the open iD window and you will see the waypoints. See this answer https://help.openstreetmap.org/answer_link/85172/

Comment from skquinn on 26 July 2022 at 19:43

JOSM has a tool to place a node at an exact latitude/longitude. You will find there are a lot of things iD can’t do (or can’t do easily) that JOSM can handle no problem.

To me, the one thing iD handles better than JOSM is turn restrictions, though at least JOSM has a usable turn restriction plugin editor when needed.


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