Beginners Luck

Posted by Merimeri Sousa on 10 May 2011 in English (English)

And here I am trying to do something in OSM. Still trying to understand how to stop editing and how to erase (if possible) something wrongly created.

Comment from Harry Wood on 10 May 2011 at 17:11

Hi Merimeri. Welcome to OpenStreetMap!

'stop editing' ? If you mean when you've draw several points and you want to stop draw more points in a way. using Potlatch 2 on the website. The answer to that is: Double-click on the final point, or press enter.

If you have other quick questions you need to ask while editing, it can work well to say hello in the chat room and ask you question there.

Comment from chriscf on 10 May 2011 at 22:01

Don't worry too much, anything you do can be undone.

To add to the above, if you do something in Potlatch 2 which doesn't quite feel right, there's the "undo" button at the top of the screen. If you do accidentally save something you shouldn't have saved, just ask and someone will help you out.

The first rule about OpenStreetMap is you do not talk about OpenStreetMap have fun!

Comment from chriscf on 10 May 2011 at 22:03

... and the failure of strike-through means that the Fight Club joke falls flat on its face. Oh well ... still, have fun! :-)

Comment from sdoerr on 10 May 2011 at 22:50

Also, Potlatch has a delete button - looks like a white X in a red circle.

Comment from Merimeri Sousa on 11 May 2011 at 09:31

Thanks everyone for the inputs. Actually I was talking about the changesets. I wanted to erase everything I have done so far, and start over, since I think I've might messed up a little bit, due to the lack of experience in OSM... :(

Comment from compdude on 12 May 2011 at 14:54

You can't really "undo" a changeset, but you can always go back and fix any mistakes you may have made.

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