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I am trying to learn JOSM. I have been using the OSM editor for iD Indoor projects we are working on at our business. The issue I am having is, in going back to OSM/iD Indoor projects in JOSM, all the tagging/POI's for different levels can be seen. I see the items proprietary to the level I'm working on are highlighted, but all that other items from the lower 2 levels are still visible making it very visually confusing. I searched many variations of this question before I asked here, but it is possible I am not using the correct terminology. In summation, can I completely filter out levels I am not working in JOSM?? I am already having issues with tagging and using ";" to separate elevator levels, but I see that is already a submitted issue. Thank you in advance.

asked 18 Jan '18, 17:32

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edited 19 Jan '18, 21:18

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aseerel4c26 ♦

Yes, you can. You can create a filter and then have JOSM hide objects that match (or don't match) the filter; see

For example, filtering for "level=3" and ticking the "Inverse" and "Hide" checkboxes will hide everything except objects tagged as belonging to level 3.

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answered 19 Jan '18, 05:31

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Thank you very much! I really appreciate you posting that. A big help.

(19 Jan '18, 13:07) lmason_aph

You're welcome.

(19 Jan '18, 17:49) dsh4

I have no experience with this Indoor Helper plugin, but it might help you.

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answered 19 Jan '18, 06:56

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Thank you.

(19 Jan '18, 13:07) lmason_aph

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