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When I'm drawing buildings on the map, I'd like to select all buildings I've drawn. In Potlatch 2, I just select all the buildings by click + shift, but if I do same in iD, the editor panel doesn't open.

So, I can select the buildings, but not edit. What to do?

asked 28 May '13, 06:39

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edited 28 May '13, 14:07

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I've added "in iD" to your question title. Because without that self-imposed constraint, the obvious reply is "use JOSM". ;)

(28 May '13, 14:08) Tordanik

At the moment, you can select multiple features and do geometry operations on them - edit, join, and merge - but cannot edit the tags of multiple objects at the same time. We haven't really found a way to make that kind of editing user-friendly and free of corner cases yet, but it will be supported when we do.

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answered 31 May '13, 03:33

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At the time of this answer, iD has been updated and you can now edit multiple objects at the same time (changelog).

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answered 26 Jul '20, 11:42

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Use the preview version of iD.

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answered 10 Jul '20, 02:18

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