April 23, 2022, 12:08pm
I am importing a lot of geographical features. They are all points but should eventually end up as ways. My points are all with names, alternate names, source etc.
OSM already contains unnamed ways for a considerable subset.
So I ideally want to merge the two, taking all tags from a point, copy them into a way and then delete the point.
I shall set up a match list, but is there a method to serve the purpose. Some JOSM-script or similar?
April 23, 2022, 5:51pm
Hi andershl, have you read and understood
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import before taking any action?
April 25, 2022, 12:39pm
Yep, and the actual here-and-now-case is a matter of supplementing some 80 lakes with name, source, alt_name etc… All from approved official sources. A merge/move procedure is much less eror prone than manual key-in…
April 25, 2022, 2:42pm
You might try the “replace geometry” function in JOSM. I know it works for moving all the tags from an existing point onto a new way. It might work if the way is existing and the node is new.
If not, then also in JOSM you can select and copy the tags on one object then paste the tags onto another object.
April 25, 2022, 2:54pm
Thanks, although it boils down to point, select, insert, delete one by one.