JOSM 6502 released !

Posted by don-vip on 20 December 2013 in English (English)

Version 6502 of JOSM has just been released as new tested version.

Notable changes

major enhancements

  • Ask Windows users to update from Java 6 to Java 7
  • "Improve way accuracy" enabled for normal users
  • Add Hungarian EOV projection and GRS67 ellipsoid
  • WMS auto-zoom configurable in preferences dialog
  • History dialog:
    • Load and display changeset comment
    • Show history for any object

minor enhancements

  • Ask for source tag in changeset/upload
  • Make "jump to position" more visible (added in View menu in expert mode)
  • Direct menu items to preset/imagery preferences
  • Search: support less/greater-than, e.g., start_date>1950
  • GeoJSON support improvements
  • Shortcuts:
    • Zoom with '+' and '-' in download dialog
    • Additional shortcuts for copy/paste (ctrl-inser and shift-inser)
    • Geoimage: select first/last image with Home/End key
  • Presets/Map styles:
    • Update of presets for man_made=monitoring_station, water, addr:interpolation, building=dormitory, bridge, place_of_worship, highway=residential, highway=speed_camera, man_made=surveillance, internet_access
    • New *name preset
    • Adjust color of retail/commercial landuses
    • Make presets selected values searchable/findable via F3
    • Separate icons for tree types conifer, broad_leaved, palm
  • MapCSS: add support for negated regular expressions
  • Relation editor: improve sorting of associatedStreet/street relation members
  • Validator:
    • Tests improvements
    • Warnings for source:* tags without their main tag
    • Basic validation of source:maxspeed
    • Sorting of validation results

Summarized changelog

Complete changelog

Happy mapping !

Comment from kucai on 20 December 2013 at 08:03

been wondering if it is possible for JOSM to download an area that also includes the bing imagery for later offline edit/trace?

Comment from Vincent de Phily on 20 December 2013 at 10:22

Kudos to the JOSM devs. Keep it up :)

@kucai You can pre-load an area by moving around, and then untick "auto-load tiles" when you go offiline. I suspect that any script to do this automatically would violate Bing's usage policy.

Comment from malenki on 1 January 2014 at 12:02

From me also a
Thank You!
for all the work you developers bring into JOSM.
Though I sometimes rant about decisions I abhor or pretty old bugs I am thankful for your efforts to enhance JOSM.
Lately I was surprised positively as I found the source= field on the first tab of the upload window.
Long since I had vaguely considered filing an enhancement for this certain feature but small expectation of success combined with only little need for this feature kept me from doing so.

In this regard -
Keep up the good work!

Comment from don-vip on 2 January 2014 at 21:12

Thanks you :) Be sure all of us do enjoy these grateful comments :) Happy new mapping year !

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