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I have a list of points that are written in that format: GG MM.MMM and I want to import it into JOSM. Two things stop me now:

  • JOSM doesn't show coordinates in other format than GG.GGGGGG. How can I change the output format of all coordinates?
  • I can't find how to specify the exact coordinates of a node. Dragging that node in the editor window and manually fitting it to place while watching the statusbar for the current location is not an useful option.

Any ideas?

asked 20 Sep '10, 12:37

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  1. On the Settings->Projection (Globe and grid) -> Map Projection you can set the display coordinate to Degrees Minutes Seconds or Degrees Minutes.
  2. On Tools -> Add Node you can punch in the coordinates of the new node.
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answered 20 Sep '10, 13:53

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Tools -> Add Node always accept only the GG.GGGGGG, I think it should accept the currently selected coordinate format?

(21 Sep '10, 20:52) ivanatora

Yeah, I've just added that 5488 request :) Let's see if it is going to be accepted.

(23 Sep '10, 11:05) ivanatora

In JOSM you can create a node at a specific coordinate in GG.GGGGGG notation using shift-D. Note that depending on your locale you might have to use a "," instead of a "." (that is, GG,GGGGGG), even though the default entry uses a "." for all locales (see bug 5482).

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I would use my favourite XML generator MS Excel which does two strings operations: convert coordinate format, and put together XML statements, and create .osm file from this.

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