Tool for calculating the length of an openstreetmap-way

Posted by Toliman on 20 December 2013 in English (English)

Is there a tool, with which I can get the length of a certain way of openstreetmap? The tool should be so made, that one has just to enter the URL of the way and than get its length.

Comment from a_peter on 20 December 2013 at 08:20

Yes, JOSM is able to display the length of selected ways. Just use the selection tool (Key "S") and select the way. In the status line of JOSM you see a little ruler which displays the total length of all selected ways.

If the way consists of more than one part just multi select all ways using the ctrl-Key and mouse click. The length will be summed up.

Best regards a_peter

Comment from Vincent de Phily on 20 December 2013 at 10:11

The tool that a_peter describes requires the "measurement" plugin. Install it by going to edit -> preferences -> plugins.

Comment from leodobrasil on 28 December 2013 at 20:41

Oh thats great, thank you for remembering this plugin, and thanks to the plugin authors for writing. I missed such a tool in JOSM.

Comment from Ogmios on 30 December 2013 at 15:17

I'd be interested in how to calculate the overall length of a hiking relation in JavaScript

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