Copy and paste offset

New user’s question.

Using JOSM, when I copy a polygon from one layer and paste it to another one, the result is offset by several metres; why is this and what can I do about it?

Thanks in anticipation


Hi, I’ve just tried that, strange behavior and I don’t know why. I usually use Ctrl+c to copy and Ctrl+v to paste if you can place your cursor exactly it works OK to fairly precisely position the copy.

A little trial and it seems that copy, then paste at source position from the edit menu will correctly place the copied objects.

Josm has a command to paste at the original position, where it has been copied from. The shortcut is Ctrl-Alt-V and it can be found in the middle of the Edit menue.

Yes, and the default is to paste at the cursor position, which is useful in most situations.

Thanks everyone, just the information I needed.