help using JOSM (new user)

Posted by 2amCereal on 22 August 2019 in English (English)


I started mapping about a few days ago and have made some progress at making a village in central Commonia, using ID at first and now JOSM, but I'm having some trouble using it. It would also be helpful to have to critique on my settlement.


Things I would like help with:

  • creating areas such as parks and car parks, that are available in the areas tab in ID
  • creating rail tracks
  • airport features such as runways etc. (dont worry I'm not building an airport for my tiny town)
  • naming places: mainly town names but also for having buildings be hotels etc.
  • different road types: I'm aware of the residential road, but in a lot of other cities on the map I see large residential roads?
  • creating coloured ares of the map, like in cities where the area between blocks is grey
  • having buildings sit next to and against each other, without overlapping and causing an error
  • creating perfect circles for roundabouts etc
  • going into detail on buildings (like that really cool cathedral in Baradin)

I understand this is a lot (and theres probably more i still have to ask) but any help would greatly be appreciated.

Location: 16.973, 143.347

Comment from 2amCereal on 22 August 2019 at 15:46

what's more, I've just found out I've been mapping in AR921 rather than Commonia, can I move my settlement without deleting it?

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Comment from stjur on 22 August 2019 at 16:01

About the JOSM questions, take a look at any JOSM tutorials, like this:

I've moved your edits here.

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Comment from ev3commander on 22 August 2019 at 16:36

I can answer some questions but not all.

  • For creating areas, rails, runways, road types, colors: If you select a node, way or area you can press the F3 key to open the presets tab, from where you can search something and add info about it. This is also how you can name buildings (usually they have a name tag, if they don't you can manually add on the right name=whatever) To find road types you can search "highway". I think most large residential roads are actually tertiary but I'm not sure
  • For creating town names, just place a node by double clicking somewhere and choose the preset town/city/village/whatever
  • For circles, I think you can use a plugin but I'm not sure
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Comment from Lyriax on 23 August 2019 at 05:17

You can select everything in your settlement and then just copy & paste it with Josm to Commonia... Btw your settlement looks great!

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