Every time I invoke JOSM to begin an editing session I must manually load some satellite imagery. I use the same satellite imagery every time; Maxar-Premium, Maxar-Standard, ESRI Clarity, and USGS Topos.

Is there a way to start JOSM perhaps with a command string containing these choices as parameters? I think I've seen the answer to this question in this forum a while ago but cannot find it right now.


asked 18 Aug, 05:07

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edited 18 Aug, 05:07

Ah, yes, that is one of the annoying "why was it ever done this way?" things about JOSM.

See https://labs.mapbox.com/mapping/becoming-a-power-mapper/editing-saving-and-loading-josm-session/ for how to create a session configuration file (relatively new feature).

And, found after some experimenting, the session file can be specified on the command line with

--download <session file>

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answered 18 Aug, 08:23

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edited 18 Aug, 08:49

I thought for a minute this might have answered another JOSM layers question. How to stop JOSM automatically loading the OpenStreetCam and OneWay layers? Anyone have a way to stop the orange spots?

As an addition to the above answer I found that if you centre your JOSM map on your area of interest before saving the session JOSM will next open at that place and zoom level.

(18 Aug, 09:14) BCNorwich

@BCNorwich according to the answer to this you need to close the layer using the right click menu rather than the button below the layer list.

(18 Aug, 09:49) InsertUser

Oh so easy, I'd just been clicking the trash can/delete button. Many Thanks!

(18 Aug, 09:57) BCNorwich

Sorry to be so late to reply. I forgot to subscribe.

It looks like it's possible to do what I want but I would prefer to not have the viewport showing any particular area. I want JOSM to open with only the imagery layers loaded and the viewport in the same location as when I quit JOSM in the previous session, which is what it normally does now.

I haven't experimented with this yet but wanted to let you know I'm still interested.

Thank you....

(20 Aug, 09:42) AlaskaDave

Strange, my JOSM doesn't have a Sessions submenu in the File menu. It has a Save Session As option but not Load Session. I can still load it by right clicking the session file and using Open With -> JOSM, or passing it as an argument when launching from the shell though.

(26 Aug, 08:55) tguen

@tguen: You can use the standard Open dialogue to open sessions. The same you use for opening images, tracks, data files, ...

(26 Aug, 09:16) TZorn
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