The version before my editing had a single roadway into parking which incorrect. From the street, a two-way entrance splits into a triangle shaped one-way parking aisle going around a garden. The garden i outlined with 3 circles and i am trying to join the circles into a single rounded triangle shape. I have only used iD to edit.

Can someone guide me to merging these into a single shape?

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Thank you for your help in advance.

asked 09 Dec '15, 01:09

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edited 09 Dec '15, 21:15

I've tried merging the three areas in ID, and I couldn't get it to work. I would recommend that you delete the two smaller ways and expand (ie change the shape of) the third way into the shape you want.

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answered 09 Dec '15, 08:31

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This is not pretty, but you can do it this way in iD:

  1. Select one of the areas
  2. Click on one node which joins it to the adjacent area, and use the Split (scissors) tool
  3. Click on that node again and use the Disconnect tool
  4. Repeat with the other node
  5. Then click on that node and delete it, the middle line should disappear.
  6. Repeat with other three areas.
  7. Then shift-select all the remaining outer ways and Merge them.
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answered 09 Dec '15, 14:47

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Thanks for the help.

I had tried neuhausr's method first and the inside triangle lines disappeared, but the merging was still not allowed. I'm guessing that the outer straight lines I earlier used to connect the partial circle areas were lines (paths) and the editor didn't see my intention.

I ultimately deleted the mess and just redrew the area as lightsider's suggestion... point by point.

Since I am still new at this, I may just pick one of the many remote islands of the Philippines to practice my skills as they progress.

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answered 09 Dec '15, 21:13

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I had to do some trial and error to get that process to work. I think it might be easier in other editors. Best of luck!

(09 Dec '15, 21:16) neuhausr

Adding a custom tag of 'area=yes' will convince id (the web editor) that you want it to treat the feature as an area.

(10 Dec '15, 23:29) maxerickson
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