Maps/Vespucci/selection and creation
- 1 A quick tutorial on making selections in Vespucci
- 2 Preparation
- 3 Selecting nodes or ways: Short Tap
- 4 Editing tags
- 5 Adding a way: Long Tap/Press
- 6 Important: Adding nodes if there's a node selected already
- 7 Adding a node to a way to improve accuracy
- 8 Acknowledgement
1 A quick tutorial on making selections in Vespucci
Before you read this, have a look at http://vespucci.io/help/en/Introduction/, and look out for the sections:
- Selecting / De-selecting
- Adding a new Node/Point or Way
- Moving a Node or Way
- A short tap selects an existing object. You may see a popup in case there's more than one object in the place where you tapped.
- A long tap creates a new object.
- If you tapped away from existing objects, the new object will not be connected to an existing object.
- If you tapped near an existing object (within the tolerance zone), the new object will be connected to the existing object.
You many also want to have a look at https://github.com/bjohas/osmeditor4android/blob/master/documentation/docs/help/en/Introduction.md, essentially a "no picutures" version of what's below.
Make sure you have the "large node drag area" turned on - otherwise what you see won't look the same:
3 Selecting nodes or ways: Short Tap
3.1 Locate a node/way
Find a way and look at a node on it. The following image shows the end of a way: one node, and a bit of the way itself:
3.2 Short tap
Now tap (short tap) on the node. You'll see this popup:
The popup allows you to choose what you want to edit: the node or the way.
3.3 Select the node
If you tap the node, at the top of the screen you'll see "node selected", and you see this:
3.4 ... or select the way
If you tap the way, at the top of the screen you'll see "way selected", and you see this:
Note: The popup does not appear if the choice is unique!
4.1 Locate a node/way
Let's now look at how to edit tags where objects overlap. Let's start from our node/way again:
4.2 Short tap
Tap as before, and select the node:
4.3 Node is selected
As before, the node now looks like this:
4.4 Tap again
Tap again, and the selector appears again:
4.5 Here's the important step! Select the node again
If you select the node, you'll get to the tag editor. However, if you select the way, the way will be selected.
4.6 Tag editor
However, if you selected the node again, and you'll get to the tag editor.
4.7 What if you selected the way
If you've selected the way (either in the previous step, or just by tapping it), you can still tap the node, and you'll see the same popup as before. However, if you now select the way again, you'll get to the tag editor for the way.
5 Adding a way: Long Tap/Press
Creating new objects is explained here: http://vespucci.io/help/en/Creating%20new%20objects/
5.1 Long press outside tolerance zone: new way
If you do a long tap/press (tap and hold for a bit), you'll see a cross hare appear (+), and the top of your screen says "new":
If you tap again, the top of the screen says "creating path", and you're creating a way:
5.1.1 Note: If you tap the + again ...
If you tape the + again, a new (unconnected) will be created, and the property editor opens. You can just close the property editor again, and you'll be left with the selected node (which you can then move if you like).
5.2 Long press inside tolerance zone: extend way
If the tap is within the tolerance zone of a way, i.e. like this:
If your next tap is outside the tolerance area of the new node being created then the resulting way will be connected automatically:
5.2.1 Note: If you tap the + again ...
If you tap the + again, a node on the way will be created, and the property editor opens. You can just close the property editor again, and you'll be left with the selected node (which you can then move if you like).
5.3 Is the cross in the tolerance zone or not?
As far as I can tell, there's no indication of whether you are adding a new way, or extending a way. You'll just have to be careful in the above steps.
5.4 Near a node ...
The above will also work just the same near a node, in which case the new way is connected to the node.
5.4.1 Note: If you tap the + again ...
If you tap the + again, the property editor opens. You can just close the property editor again, and you'll be left with the selected node (which you can then move if you like).
6 Important: Adding nodes if there's a node selected already
If you've selected a node using a short tap, then:
- If the node is the first or last node of a way, you can add another node by using the "+" symbol in the bar at the bottom of the screen.
- If the node is in the middle of a way, you cannot add another node to the selected node. Instead, you need to long press on the node to create a "+" on then tap to create the way.
7 Adding a node to a way to improve accuracy
You can add nodes on segments of ways by dragging the x:
Note that you have to do this accurately (by design), and note that you need to drag the x straight away: If you do a long press, you'll just get the "+". However, if you drag straight away, the x turns into a node:
This tutorial was written to capture / clarify some discussion on the Vespucci group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/osmeditor4android/jl8JGfFfKr4
A github request was filed (https://github.com/MarcusWolschon/osmeditor4android/issues/446) to simplify the process in 4.4-4.7.
The above is for version 0.9.7.1.1141.