Item 1 has been resolved by migrating to OpeningHoursParser written by Simon Poole for Vespucci.
For item 2, we plan to use a hosted service (likely on the JOSM server) for turning user input into Overpass Queries.
For item 3, we don’t see a viable alternative. We plan to remove this feature with the next JOSM release unless someone steps up with a killer-user-case and migration plan.
Please share your feedback, if any, on the josm-dev mailing list.
Thanks for reading and happy mapping,
Simon (simon04) and Vincent (Don-vip) for the JOSM team
Comment from Samith Madusanka123 on 10 March 2020 at 02:36
Hello, What is the possibility to upload the lidar image into OSM. Can we upload it as a background image? then i want to digitize buildings and roads.