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I want to change an entire road from residential to tertiary. Currently all I can do is change each section.

How in iD can I change the entire road?

asked 06 Jun '16, 20:24

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edited 06 Jun '16, 21:23

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jidanni, some questions before you start to edit the road. Could you or do you have a link to the road ? Why do you want to change the category of the entire way ? What has been changed ?

(06 Jun '16, 21:47) Hendrikklaas

Yes, it is the famous西屯路 . Google maps shows it correctly as thicker than the surrounding side streets. I want to also make that true in OSM but I gave up after about five slices, it being too much work.

(07 Jun '16, 00:24) jidanni

Do you mean this road, its already marked tertiary ?! The link you have added is a Wikipedia one and not an OSM one. Or is there another road with the same Taiwanese characters ?

(07 Jun '16, 10:36) Hendrikklaas

Yes, the east-west one. Yes, tertiary perhaps at that particular segment. OK thanks everybody.

(09 Sep '16, 09:06) jidanni

Hi, iD developer here. Yes you should use JOSM for this. We don't have any immediate plans to add mass retagging capability to iD.

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answered 09 Jun '16, 19:52

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I did a quick search on this help site and found . It's from 2014, but I think it still not possible in iD, but you could always use JOSM for such a task.

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answered 07 Jun '16, 11:19

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Indeed. iD is designed for ease-of-use and a shallow learning curve; that means some power tools are discarded. For advanced editing, I would recommend JOSM.

(07 Jun '16, 13:37) Piskvor

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