Opened 11 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#824 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Geotools (modified Potlatch)

Reported by: ShakespeareFan00 Owned by: richard@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: potlatch (flash editor) Version:
Keywords: Geotools, surveying Cc:


A competitor site to OSM, Wikimapia provides a limited geotools option.

It is suggested, that a modfied potlatch be provided in OSM, to provide simmilar functionality.

The features suggested shall be -

  • approximate distance between two selected notes by a straight line, either from pre existing OSM nodes, or by direct reference to a background layer.
  • approximate distance with reference to a background layer,by direct user selection (user constructs a way in the geotools window over a background layer such as NPE or Yahoo). The distance display should ideally be a list of points selected, the individual distances between points, and a running total of the length of the way.
  • approximate, land survey of an area, by definition of an area though triangles,by user selection. The display should idealy be a list of points. the triangles constructed and the

areas developed thus..

  • It shall be possible to extract the area or way so constructed in a compatible 'free' format.
  • Mantinence of any area/way selected over zoom or movement.
  • Browse only mode for OSM data to allow viewing of additional tagging information...

The closest example I can think of in terms of a pre-existing system are:

  • MAGIC (propriatery) , and under a restrictive license, Shows OS data with overlays

for sepcfic data sets. Limited area and line distance survey tools..

  • Wikimapia - which whilst supporting enhanced tag browsing, and some of the geo tools aspects has an unclear license.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by iandees

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

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