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I have been able to bring a shapefile into JOSM, but once I bring in the shapefile I can no longer see the underlying data that I had downloaded from OSM. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I have successfully worked with my personal gpx files and with imagery, but I have not been able to get the shapefile to work. I can see the shapefile and change the tags, but I cannot see the underlying data.The underlying OSM data only appears as a very faint image that I cannot manipulate.

The shape file that I am using has only a few objects (streams) that I generated from hydrology data in QGIS. I was able to import it into JOSM without any error after I loaded the data plugin. Any help or advice is appreciated. Thanks.

asked 06 Jan '20, 02:24

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I assume your shapefile layer consists of solid objects, which hide the underlying objects from the OSM-layer.

You can change the order of the layers, as well as change the opacity. This explained on the JOSM wiki LayersList page.

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answered 06 Jan '20, 04:06

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That helps. Thanks for the quick response.

(07 Jan '20, 01:37) SteveSam
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