- Other guides
- Beginner's guide
- JOSM - Detailed Editing
- Mapping with a SmartPhone, GPS or Paper
- OSM Data
- HOT Tips - Getting started for new mappers - iD editor
- Starting with a Tasking Manager - iD editor
- Aerial imagery & Alignment - iD editor
- Issues - iD editor
- Tracing rectangular buildings - iD editor
- Tracing round buildings - iD editor
- Saving - changeset comment & Task Manager finishing a square - iD editor
- Tagging - iD editor
- Copying, Pasting & Rotating - iD editor
- Other Resources
Saving - changeset comment & Task Manager finishing a square - iD editor
iD editor - saving
The Essentials of saving using the iD editor
Click on the icon, check what will be saved, add a comment explaining what you have added and then click on the icon to save your changes to OpenStreetMap.
Saving or Uploading to OpenStreetMap - the details
Save your work regularly. Perhaps after tracing 6 buildings. This is especially important at a mapathon when lots of people are all working on the same thing at the same time.
Add a simple comment explaining what you have done at the end of the existing comments, for instance “added a couple of buildings”.
More information about saving to OpenStreetMap
For more information about changeset comments see https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Good_changeset_comments
Your edits will appear on http://www.openstreetmap.org within a few seconds of uploading or saving them.
Although your changes are accepted by OpenStreetMap within a few seconds, some programmes, apps. and devices use a saved version of OpenStreetMap which may not be updated for some weeks or months.
Tasking Manager Finishing a square or stopping work before the square is finished
When you think the square is finished, add a comment and mark the square as completely mapped.
If you select;
The whole Tasking Manager process only works if mappers mark squares as complete - even if you are very new and not sure, when you think it is completely mapped, choose ¨Yes¨ on the question ¨Is this task completely mapped?¨. The worst thing that can happen is that someone thinks there is a lot more to be done and invalidates your square. Most of us that have carried out a lot of mapping on the Task Manager have had at least one square invalidated - We all miss something at some point.
OpenStreetMap has evolved because mappers are constantly improving the information. Sometimes new imagery becomes available making more detailed mapping possible, and sometimes a survey takes place and information is gained and added to the map.
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