Sunday, August 16, 2015

OSM tags in Marble's map editor

OpenStreetMap(OSM) tags play an important role in both rendering and searching for placemarks in any OSM based map. This makes editing them inside Marble an absolute must.

Since the last update, I've been working on a widget that allows the user intuitively, edit tags for any placemark loaded within Marble's Annotate plugin. Here's what I've come with:

For the purpose of better presenting the editor, let's assume this scenario: We want to create St Paul's
Cathedral in London in the Annotate plugin.

After creating a new placemark, we can already browse through it's current tags ( currently only the name one ):
A bunch of tags are already visible in the recommended list.

Let's choose amenity = place_of_worship!

When the place_of_worship is chosen, the editor dynamically generates a new set of recommended tags that fit the current tags:

Let's choose religion=christian!

As before, the recommended list updates, now suggesting us tags that require us to insert our own values:

As we had inserted the addr:postcode
and addr:street, we finished editing the placemark!

Now let's add a cemetery ( fictional ) ! The tag editor works almost exactly the same for polygons and ways:

And a weird path to the entrance:

That's it for this update, more on the way!


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