How can I convert a Building/Close way/Polygon to a node in the Center of the Object and hold the object tags (Using JOSM) ??

asked 10 Jul, 21:37

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I do not understand why one would like to do such thing but there may be situations suggesting such a simplification.

That's not too difficult with JOSM:

  • create an "empty" new node
  • select the "old" way
  • copy it with "Ctrl-c"
  • select the new node
  • paste the way's propertys into the node with "Shift-Ctrl-V"
  • add a friendly note Tag to the new node containing "way/nnnnn" with nnnn being the id of the old way. doing this you keep a hint to the history of this object in OSM. I think that is important.
  • now you may delete the "old" way. (perhaps also containing the id of it in the changeset comment)
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answered 15 Jul, 11:01

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