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In potlatch2 I was able to work without any background which is faster. How is this done in id?

asked 16 Oct '13, 21:27

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edited 17 Oct '13, 02:25

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The set None as a background setting in iD now no longer loads background images.

One other way would be to use Custom imagery with a URL of about:blank.

If there's ever a feature in the latest version of iD that hasn't made it to the OpenStreetMap website you can use the absolute latest version of iD on the OpenStreetMap US Chapter website.

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answered 20 Oct '13, 07:17

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edited 29 Oct '13, 21:22

You could try setting custom to localhost/z/x/y.jpg (and perhaps also background to 0% brightness) in the background menu you get when you press b. It seems to work here...

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answered 16 Oct '13, 22:33

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Nearly! if you enter localhost/z/x/y.jpg iD queries (which returns a HTTP 404 error). What you wanted is likely http://localhost (no parameters needed for no function). The network debug view of firefox shows no queries then. nothinghere:// as entry works too. 0 % brightness is not needed as black is black for me.

The real solution (a "no" background entry) may be too difficult to understand for id users (in the programmers view) ... since gps traces are not really supported - what else would you want to use to work with? ;-)

(17 Oct '13, 02:12) aseerel4c26 ♦

You don't need any background or traces if you just want to add/modify/delete information on already existing POIs :)

(17 Oct '13, 06:23) scai ♦

You could also take a look at JOSM, which lets you have no background (or more than one) and generally has good performance compared to iD or Potlach.

(17 Oct '13, 15:35) Vincent de P... ♦

@scai: please note the ironic meaning. :-)

(17 Oct '13, 17:01) aseerel4c26 ♦

@Vincent: if I wanted to use JOSM or potlach2 I woundn't ask for ID.

(17 Oct '13, 19:40) hfst

These days (28.10.13) a version with "None" as background is integrated to With this my question is obsolete.

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answered 28 Oct '13, 20:12

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