Posted by Prem on 24 October 2021 in English (English).

Hello everyone. I remember seeing somewhere a while ago that you could make mountains with tinfoil and then use some plugin to put it on JOSM, in order to make the mountain in OGF. Could someone explain how to do that?

Comment from Tahadagal on 25 October 2021 at 17:53

what do you need help with? Using JOSM? Using the plugin? Please specify and I might be able to help

Comment from UN1TY on 27 October 2021 at 13:35

I wrote that tutorial 5 years ago when I was a newbie, ha ha. I don’t think it’s on the wiki anymore, though.

Basically, the idea was that you could crumple up a piece of tinfoil, flatten it out, then reshape it according to how you want your mountains to appear.

You’d then make a .jpg image of it, then use the PicLayer plugin in JOSM to open it up as an underlying layer for your .osm data file. You could then use land use and natural tags to delineate the shape of the mountains.

It was intended to be a way to generate some interesting detailed textures for large mountain ranges without actually tracing directly from OSM or satellite images.

It was not really meant to be a tutorial on how to design mountain ranges accurately according to plate tectonics, so that’s probably why admin took it down.

Comment from admin on 27 October 2021 at 15:26

It’s still there on the old wiki, although agree unlikely to be migrated forward as-is.

But it’s not really something for somebody new at JOSM to realistically take on.

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