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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

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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.

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answered 01 Apr '11, 07:58

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