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An area of land has been completely over-hauled, trees dug up and footpaths moved, and so I want to remap. There are many old nodes (mostly trees) in the area, but I'd like to know if it's possible to 'highlight' an area and delete any nodes within, or do I need to click each tree to remove?

Hopefully there's a simple answer I've missed!

Many thanks

asked 17 Sep '13, 14:54

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since there are a couple of editors you can use, it might be helpful to mention which you are using: JOSM, iD, Potlatch, ...

(17 Sep '13, 18:00) escada

Potlatch is preferred, though for this I would use any as a one-off if there's an easier method with one over an other. Thanks

(17 Sep '13, 19:30) rogerstb

Thanks Richard. And thanks aseerel4c26 - if you want to make your comment into an answer I'll be able to 'accept' that. Great stuff.

(18 Sep '13, 14:01) rogerstb

  • Potlatch2: hold down Ctrl key, then drag a rectangle with the mouse. Shift drags allow to add or substract to/from the previous selection.
  • iD: hold down Shift key, then drag a rectangle with the mouse.
  • JOSM: in select mode (shortcut S) just drag a rectangle with the mouse. Ctrl or Shift drags allow to add or substract to/from the previous selection.
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answered 18 Sep '13, 04:09

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Does Potlatch 2 actually allow the deletion of multiply selected items that way?

(18 Sep '13, 09:37) SomeoneElse ♦

Yes, though you'll need to use the toolbox delete button rather than just pressing the key.

(18 Sep '13, 11:29) Richard ♦

JOSM: you can also select the lasso button and hold down the left mouse and freehand draw around the area you need to encompass and when you cross the line again every thing inside will be selected , then hit delete. (josm 6115, java 1.6.0_51 on Mac osx 10.6.8) lasso_screen_image

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answered 18 Sep '13, 06:27

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edited 18 Sep '13, 10:21

Hi I guess that each editor has a ‘square’ selection function, select the old nodes, they’re 'red' after selection and push delete.

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answered 17 Sep '13, 22:03

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In iD you can shift-drag with the mouse to select multiple items and then click the rubbish bin that appears just below and to the right of them:

iD showing multiple objects selected

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answered 17 Sep '13, 23:18

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