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How can I create a node with exact coordinates in Potlatch?

Workaround: I know I can position the pointer & press L, to see the coordinates of the pointer, but that takes a lot of trail & error to get the exact position.

Is there no way to position the cursor to coordinates (within the editing window), or create a node at coordinates like in JOSM?

asked 21 Sep '10, 15:42

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edited 08 Jan '17, 16:04

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aseerel4c26 ♦

Although Potlatch was a main editor in 2010 it as mostly been replaced by Potlatch2 . The old Potlatch still has i believe some unique features. So shouldn't this question be clear about the version of Potlatch this question is about?

(08 Jan '17, 21:36) andy mackey

P2 was the default since March 2011, so I guess the question is about P1. For P1 we would have another tag.

(09 Jan '17, 07:00) aseerel4c26 ♦

No, there isn't - sorry.

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answered 23 Sep '10, 22:11

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Richard I guess you've added the cursor read out since sept 2010??

(08 Jan '17, 20:47) andy mackey

Or was Richard's answer for Potlatch1

(08 Jan '17, 21:38) andy mackey

@andy mackey: the question is not about the cursor position but about an option to enter a position in numbers.

(09 Jan '17, 07:02) aseerel4c26 ♦

alt textOn the righthand side of P2 screen click options then tick show mouse lat lon that should help. If I zoom in as far as possible i can increment the mouse pointer in 0.00001 degree steps without any problems, that is about 1 meter resolution.

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answered 24 Dec '13, 12:12

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edited 08 Jan '17, 20:55

As mentioned already in the question text, the shortcut "L" also exists at P1 which may be even a bit easier.

(09 Jan '17, 07:00) aseerel4c26 ♦

I tried a trick: create a gps-file with 2 points, one at your coordinates, the other one next to it (not too far). I used a track I had saved from my GPS-Device as a template. Then upload the track to osm, wait and eventually it will display. Awfully complicated but it works.

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answered 22 Dec '13, 15:58

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remember to delete that track after you are done, so it does not confuse other mappers (in case they see it - which could happen in future).

(23 Dec '13, 23:09) aseerel4c26 ♦

You can avoid the uploading and deleting steps above. Create you gpx file. Save it. Then in Potlatch2 : Background: Vector File : File Open (your GPX): tic Show and tic Select. you will now see the GPX. note: it may be a little hard to see if only a very short trace, try turning off BING. and then adjust the dim and sharp settings.

(08 Jan '17, 20:45) andy mackey

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