JOSM data source UK preset


Constantly typing source: OS_OpenData_StreetView when editing OSM was becoming tiresome. Therefore I hacked together a quick sources preset based on one for Spain by user Sanchi. Perhaps this will be useful for others editing OSM in the UK using JOSM.

With one or more nodes or ways selected in JOSM, simply click on “Data Source” to open a dialogue box to quickly add in the source(s) used.
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To install, open the JOSM preferences and select “Map Settings” (the 3rd tab down) and then the “Tagging Presets” tab. Click the + to the right of Active Presets, and enter a name such as “Data Source UK” and the URLhttp://drnoble.co.uk/files/OSM/Presets_Data_Source_UK.xml. This should be available after restarting JOSM.

You may wish to add a shortcut icon to the toolbar, rather than using the menu item each time.

Version History

  • 0.3 (2012-01-02) Current version added ‘OS_OpenData_VectorMapDistrict’ and note/fixme fields
  • 0.2 (2011-12-28) added ‘local knowledge’ item
  • 0.1 (2011-10-15) first version