I drew a number of buildings from aerial imagery, using the terracer plugin in JOSM, and now I have higher quality building outlines, though they don't have addressing information on them. What I'd like to do is convert the buildings to centroids, transferring the tags in the process, then transfer the tags from the nodes back to the new building outlines. I'm pretty sure this is something a JOSM plugin or script could do, but I wanted to see if this functionality exists before I reinvent the wheel.

asked 01 Apr '11, 02:34

JoshD's gravatar image

JoshD
3001412
accept rate: 11%


There is no JOSM plugin that would automatically select a node inside a building for transferring tags. However a manual tag transfer is possible with this procedure:

  • select node
  • hit Ctrl-C to copy node to clipboard
  • hit Del to delete node
  • select building outline way
  • hit Shift-Strl-V to copy tags from object in clipboard to selected object

Some people prefer to actually merge the node into the building outline and remove the tags from it. This is more manual work but it preserves the edit history of the building.

permanent link

answered 01 Apr '11, 07:58

Frederik%20Ramm's gravatar image

Frederik Ramm ♦
68.3k806231067
accept rate: 24%

Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

By RSS:

Answers

Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:

×500
×203
×23

question asked: 01 Apr '11, 02:34

question was seen: 5,066 times

last updated: 01 Apr '11, 07:58

powered by OSQA