Ticket #3980 (new enhancement)
RFE: Potlatch/2 feature to ease correct node<->way conversions
|Reported by:||bryce2@…||Owned by:||potlatch-dev@…|
This is a request from a data-import concern with osm:
A frequent enough use case is seeing a point feature and converting it to an outline. For example a named historic landmark that's a point, but is turned into a building outline.
Imagine instead two new action buttons in the bottom right corner of Potlatch/2:
Convert node --> area Convert area --> node
The node would turn into a small square area. An area would be collapsed into a point feature at the centroid. The concept works well as an icon.
Presently this operation can be fragile, as beginner mappers may destroy the point's keys in the conversion from node --> area. If the destroyed key documents a primary key from an import, it becomes harder to re-reconcile the import with the original data source.
The 'R' key presently does not work for this, though JOSM does have shortcut. But even the 'R' key is much more obscure compared to the proposed action button.