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How can I align existing buildings to nearby streets and buildings in a common editor like josm or potlatch?

asked 14 May '12, 16:36

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This is the way I do it in JOSM:

  • Select the building
  • Press and hold the Ctrl key
  • Select two nodes from a street or whatever you want align to
  • Release the Ctrl key
  • Press Q or select Orthogonalize Shape in the Tools menu

That works for buildings with right angles. The building will be orthogonalized at the same time if you haven't done that before.


  • Select an object and two nodes and press Q
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answered 14 May '12, 18:56

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edited 14 May '12, 18:58

Won't this sometimes move the nodes that are part of the street though?

(25 Jul '16, 22:09) zellfaze

@zellfaze: No, I just tried it myself and the two nodes you select don't get moved, just the selected way.

(25 Jul '16, 23:00) alester
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