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# drawing buildings in potlatch2

 1 2 recently we are seeing novice users carefully trace lots of buildings... only to leave them without any tags at all. is there a nice, short howto regarding buildings in potlatch2? preferably with screenshots so that it would be easy to understand for complete newbies. asked 18 Jan '13, 21:32 Richlv 1.7k●15●31●42 accept rate: 22%

 1 not short, not really for "novices", but still for drawing buildings with aerial images in Potlatch2 and with good information and screenshots: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Roof_modelling answered 25 Jun '13, 14:19 aseerel4c26 ♦ 32.6k●18●248●554 accept rate: 18% If novices just look at the "Drawing of simple building outlines" and "Function Make rectangular" parts, that should be sufficient for most cases. Then they just need to add building=yes (26 Jun '13, 15:18) neuhausr
 0 The best tutorials in this case are the good examples set by sucessfull mappers such as to one in this area. To learn and study it you/they will have to open an editor of course, or you or someone seeing that their is a need, could write and submit an article to the Wiki to solve the problem. http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=52.216242&lon=-0.066028&zoom=18&layers=M after you have read and used the excellent info pointed to by aseerel4c26 http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Roof_modelling answered 26 Jun '13, 09:20 andy mackey 13.2k●87●143●285 accept rate: 4% 1 An already added building cannot serve as a step-by-step guide on how to add a building. (26 Jun '13, 09:52) scai ♦ In the absence of a step-by-step, A good example it the most concise we have, maybe?? (26 Jun '13, 10:04) andy mackey
 -2 Hi Richlv, P2 offers figures in the left side of the screen a simple way of tagging a building, whats the problem ? Okay not much of a choice but usable. Greetz Ps always end youre work completedly by saving it. answered 18 Jan '13, 21:52 Hendrikklaas 9.3k●207●238●387 accept rate: 5% 2 i am looking for a short, concise howto that has step-by step instructions on how to add their first building in potlatch - something to be provided for newbies. extra points for separate howto on how to find untagged ways that are likely to be buildings, and tag them correctly :) (18 Jan '13, 21:58) Richlv 2 Probably better to write the how-to for iD which will be the default editor before long. (25 Jun '13, 12:29) Richard ♦ a tutorial based on offline-editor JOSM is at http://learnosm.org (25 Jun '13, 17:14) stephan75 1 here's a video that as a little demo on areas http://vimeo.com/24984085 (25 Jun '13, 22:21) andy mackey and some on building tags http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:building (25 Jun '13, 22:30) andy mackey 1 I don't know of a current tool that finds untagged ways. Both OSM Inspector (http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/) and keepright (http://keepright.ipax.at/) flag untagged features, but many are nodes. (26 Jun '13, 15:27) neuhausr showing 5 of 6 show 1 more comments

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