Hello, I have made a lot of similar edits in recent history. Is there a way I can add a 'key=value' pair to multiple edits I have made automatically? Sort of in a batch?

So lets say I have inserted a lot of wind-turbines and now want to add their height. Is there a way to add 'height=50' to multiple edits in my history?

Thanks in advance.

asked 26 Nov '21, 18:57

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You can select things where you were the last editor using overpass (including directly in JOSM). The resulting dataset can then be edited with JOSM or level0.

In general such an approach should be taken cautiously. It is quite easy to accidentally edit other things, and if done on a large scale can be considered an automatic edit and require you to follow the appropriate conduct code. Things where I would say it is acceptable is if you accidentally used a tag with a typo in over several changesets and wish to correct the value to the more usual one, or a tag accidentally missed in the original edits.

If you've edited a lot of wind turbines I'd be a bit surprised if they were all 50 m high, so I'd be cautious if this is your actual use case.

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answered 26 Nov '21, 19:45

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Potlatch3 will repeat the tags to current selected node, way or polygon from the last. just press "R" and inspect the result in advanced mode to be sure. The same warnings as in SK53's answer also apply.

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answered 27 Nov '21, 10:59

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edited 27 Nov '21, 11:05

You can also pull in a set of objects as a task for Potlatch2 which works well for this sort of thing, as it's rather easier to inspect each object as you go.

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