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Is there a way in the iD editor to create a parallel way using an existing way, similar to Potlatch2 and JOSM?

asked 17 Aug '17, 11:41

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One thing you can do is copy/paste. Select a way, Ctrl + C to copy, Ctrl + V to paste, and you will have a copy of the original way that you can place where you want.

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answered 17 Aug '17, 14:53

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This is different than creating a parallel way. When JOSM and Potlatch2 create a parallel way, it follows the shape of the source way. This allows, for example, creation of co-centric circles, a barrier along a closed way, etc.

(21 Aug '17, 09:08) zstadler

Good point, although this would work decently in some situations (like the barrier you linked to). Is there a particular use case you have in mind?

(21 Aug '17, 14:24) neuhausr
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