I'm new here. How do I edit the cycle map layer only?

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asked 26 Feb, 12:53

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How do I edit the cycle map layer only?

You don't - all of the map layers at OpenStreetMap.org (and many others besides) are created from the same data. When you add something to OSM the "standard" layer will be updated almost immediately (at least when zoomed in) but some of the other layers may take a bit longer.

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Well in edit mode I can't see the existing Cycle Map data.

(26 Feb, 13:52) John Seb Barber
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Can you give an example of a map location where there's data in the cycle map that isn't in OSM?

(26 Feb, 14:09) SomeoneElse ♦
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Well I couldn't find the cycle data on OSM so I'm not sure what you mean. The cycle map shows and labels routes according to National, Regional or Local marked routes. The issue I am trying to fix is that SusTrans have adopted some local routes in Leeds so it is now both a local and national route. (NCN 677, NCN668)

(27 Feb, 12:32) John Seb Barber
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Sustrans routes are held in things called relations. In the on-line editor there are three choices in the left-hand panel "All Fields", "All tags" and "All Relations". Collapse the first two, and now you have the ability to add, remove or edit relations. In order to add the two new routes you need to add these to each highway element which makes up the complete route. Normally you get a pick list of relations close to the editor viewport. You may need to create the relations. NOTE: please be aware that this is a fairly complex task for a new editor!

(27 Feb, 13:41) SK53 ♦

If you have Flash installed, you may want to use the older Potlatch 2 editor (rather than the default iD) which does a slightly better job of showing cycle route relations while you're editing. Use the dropdown arrow by 'Edit' to select this editor.

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