# Drawing circles

 1 Is there a way to draw a circle automatically round a node (the way you can in google maps)? Thanks MM asked 22 Mar '12, 13:58 MapperMan 26●1●1●3 accept rate: 0%

 4 If you're using potlatch 2, you can draw a square round your node (even a very small one) select it and then click on the round tool. Done? answered 22 Mar '12, 15:20 Sylvain 71●1●3 accept rate: 0% 1 Functions to build an object as a circle are also included in the other popular editors like Merkaartor or JOSM. (22 Mar '12, 20:24) stephan75 But then how do you define the radius of circle? (09 Dec '16, 08:24) Wetitpig0 The radius is deduced by the square (or other object) you have drawn. (09 Dec '16, 09:01) scai ♦ The diagonal or side length? (09 Dec '16, 10:14) Wetitpig0 Just try it out and you will see :) (09 Dec '16, 10:19) scai ♦ .......... (09 Dec '16, 10:22) Wetitpig0 3 and in P2, once you have a circle of one size, you can use the "Parallel way" tool to create another one of a different size (09 Dec '16, 14:29) neuhausr showing 5 of 7 show 2 more comments
 1 JOSM has a draw-circle function. I usually crank up the default number of nodes used in the advanced options to get a smooth circle. One annoyance with this however, is that you can't specify the center of the circle and a radius and have it work, you have to select two spots on opposite sides of your circle on the diameter vector and then hit draw circle. answered 22 Mar '12, 21:51 Paul Johnson 2.9k●14●30●56 accept rate: 10%
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