The settings for Vespucci are split over two screens: standard and advanced preferences. The more commonly used settings should in general be in the first screen.

Map background

Select the tiled imagery background layer. Selection will be filtered to layers that cover the current map view.

Map overlay

Select the tiled imagery overlay layer. Selection will be filtered to layers that cover the current map view.

Custom layers

Configure a custom imagery layer not included in the standard configuration.

Scale display

Configure the scale or grid displayed.

Data style

The style that is used to render OpenStreetmapData. Additional style can be added by including corresponding files in the Vespucci directory.

Display tasks

Turn on the task layer (currently supporting OSM Notes, OSMOSE bugs, Maproulette and custom tasks).

Enable Photo layer

Turn on the photo layer. When enabled the Vespucci directory and others will be scanned for geo-referenced photographs that will be displayed with a camera icon and are selectable (selecting will try to start a photo viewer on the device).

Keep screen on

Disable the Android automatic screen lock.

Large node drag area

Display a large ring around selected nodes making draging and positioning nodes easier.


Start preset management screen. Vespucci supports JOSM style presets that can be downloaded and added from this screen.

Validator settings

Validator settings

Configure the standard validator.

There are currently two configurable checks: a check for missing keys and an aged based one for re-surveying.

The missing tag check works on the combination of the keys that should be checked and the preset for element.

Example: the default configuration checks that a "name" tag is present on a object if the matching preset contains a "name" field in the non-optional tags, optionally the check can be extended to require "optional" tags.

Connected node tolerance

Configure how far away from a highway a highway end node must be to not be highlighted as an error.

Opening hours templates

The dialog displayed allows to edit the meta-data for individual templates or delete them, save the current templates and load templates from files.

Advanced preferences

Starts the advanced preferences editor.