Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#3728 closed defect (fixed)

"Edit" link from the website starts at zoom 14 - should be zoomed in much more

Reported by: SomeoneElse Owned by: Tom Hughes
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Try this for example: http://www.openstreetmap.org/edit?gpx=981163

Zoom 14 is an unfeasible level to edit at anywhere that any amount of mapping has taken place. Loading data at that level takes a very long time; it would lead new editors to think that editing is "not working", and also to try and draw features at that level (resulting in grossly inaccurate mapping).

I'm sure that the website used to default to a small area around the start point of the GPS; this made far more sense.

Zoom 18 (or at a pinch zoom 17) which would make much more sense.

Just in case it's relevant, my default editor's set to Potlatch 1.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Tom Hughes

It doesn't start at any fixed level - it starts at whatever level you were at when you clicked on edit.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 8 years ago by SomeoneElse

Replying to TomH:

It doesn't start at any fixed level - it starts at whatever level you were at when you clicked on edit.

When clicking "edit" from the traces list you weren't previously at a zoom level. even if I right-click "map" from there, open in a new tab, zoom to 17 or 18 and then go back to the traces list and click edit the default zoom level is still 14.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by Tom Hughes

Personally I would just get rid of the edit tab there - why would anybody want to use it when they have no idea what part of the world it is going to edit?

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 8 years ago by SomeoneElse

Replying to TomH:

Personally I would just get rid of the edit tab there - why would anybody want to use it when they have no idea what part of the world it is going to edit?

I think we're at cross puroposes - I wasn't talking about the edit tab above the traces list (you're right; that doesn't make a lot of sense there) but the edit link in "more / map / edit" to the right of a GPX trace.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by Tom Hughes

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Sorry - I had, as you realised, misunderstood what you meant. It was of course clear in your original report....

I've changed it to default to z17 now, and that will be deployed with the next update.

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by SomeoneElse

Brilliant - thanks.

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