ceemay: Yeah, im trying to do Northants (ive been working at the south of the county)… Ive seen the bedford area, youve done tonnes round there (if thats all your data) My data has been quite scattered round wales, middlesbrough, nofolk and south northants area, but i hope to start doing one area quite intenceley.
I stuck a link to the site from the FAQ wiki…but thats the only advertisement at present. Maybe a link should be attached to all the openstreemap emails…?
I have infinte questions…but ill let you ask away first, but I bet I know very little.
I cannot claim any responsibility for Bedford - apart from perhaps a couple of roads. But I am trying to fill in the gaps between Bedford and Rushden and villages around.
Unfortunately I find on-line editing really slow and tried the off-line editor (Windows version) but I can’t get it to create and name ways - though it looks like it ought to.
I am having trouble editing a way to insert a new node and then create a segment off it etc.
Can’t see how to name villages or provide road numbers either.
I think this project is a great idea but from my perspective it’s let down by poor technology and even poorer support - unless i am missing something. It would be great if these issues were addressed and then more people could participate.
I totally agree with your last statment, I have exactly the same problems as you have just listed…
If we can sort out answers in here, im willing to spend a while drawing diagrams, writing FAQ’S, and Tutorials if nessesery…casue ive been doing this a few months now, and its taken a long time to progress very litlle.
Im not shore how to create names in the offline editor, At present i edit them online, and yes its painfully slow.
To insert a new node: Click on the forth botton down on the left margin in ‘java openstreetmap’. (A dot icon…<i cant attach images in here…!!?>). If you click it on the bottom right section of the button theres a drop down of 2 options. The second one down allows you to click on a segment and insert a node.
Again, im having problems with creating any names in the ‘java openstreemap’.
Once i no how to effect the propeties of a segment, then oefully i can understand how to give segments properties, and create visual differences between roadtypes/tracks etc, and get icons in, cause that baffles me at present.
Ive stuck an additional link in the openstreetmap wiki to here, and requested the link is stuck in the maillist links at the top, so hopefully people will start comming here, and questions can start to be sorted.
You put the URL of image in, select it, and click on Img in the toolbar above the input box. By the looks of things, there is no way to attach images to a post, but the URL of an external image can be added.
oh right, sorry. thourght you were talking about the ‘offline’ editor.
In the online editor i dont think it is posible to insert a node. I would just create a node (dot) off to one side (somewhere inbetween the two exsisting nodes), then triangulate that off with segments (chevron), then delete (x) the original.
The ‘offline’ editor is a lot easier and faster to use, insearting nodes in there is easy…theres some things im still having problems with, but its definatly more practical than the online editor