Normally on a forum I would search for the answer first but, you know, I can’t be bothered.
How do I add a feature? (Specifically, I want to add a bar in Paris.) It’s not obvious how, and I’ve been hunting a bit through OSM documentation but got nowhere.
Thing is, this happened last time I tried to edit OSM in about 2008. I got absolutely nowhere because of the awful interface and awful documentation. Has anything improved, or shall I just give up now?
I’ve found so many errors (mostly just things out of date) over the years since then that I’ve wanted to fix, but didn’t want the hassle.
Yes, I’d seen and tried the edit button, but it wasn’t obvious what to do next. I’d been expecting something like an ‘Add feature’ button or similar, but no, couldn’t see what too click on and was wary about pressing random buttons etc.
Yes, it does seem to look different (I’m using Potlatch 2).
Anyway, I seem to have hit upon the right mysterious buttons and links and added the bar I was trying to add (and where I’m sitting right now, as it happens). Can someone review my edits and let me know what I should have done differently? Be cruel.
I thought iD came with some kind of build in tutorial (see http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/ID)). I think you’re better of using iD, as Potlatch is no longer maintained. I’ve also hear iD is much more user friendly than Potlatch
When you post a link to the area you’re working on people can review your work. Maybe it’s better to ask that in the French forum or mailing list (you said you wanted to edit in Paris, not?), as there might be some “French conventions” that I’m not aware of.