Vespucci Property Editor

The property editor screen is the central place for changing object attributes and relation memberships. To exit and save your changes tap the back icon in the upper left hand corner, pressing the device back button will give you the option of exiting without saving. Tags with empty value fields will not be saved.

Most of the fields use context sensitive auto complete provided by the active presets. Clicking twice (with a short pause) will re-display the auto complete menu.

Depending on size and orientation of your device the layout will change to make maximum use of the space available.

If the property editor is started with multiple elements selected only the Details and Presets tabs will be available. Tabs can be changed by swiping or by tapping the header.

If the Display tag form preference in the Advanced preferences has been disabled pre-0.9.8 behaviour is enabled and the Details tab will have the heading Properties.

In the tabs tapping the checkbox in the header row will select/de-select all elements.

Properties Tab

This tab gives a simplified, preset-driven, editing screen for the tags on the selected object on which the keys are represented by their description. To remove individual attributes you can simple remove or reset the value (or delete them in the Details tab).

Fields are added by applying presets, either via the Preset tab or via the Preset Apply best preset button. Contrary to applying presets from the Preset tab or from the most recently used list below the tags, this will add fields for any optional tags that are present in the preset.

Details Tab

Display of the key - value attributes of the edited object.

The following operations can be performed on selected tags

Special auto complete behaviour

If the key of a field is "addr:street" a list of the nearest roads in the downloaded data will be provided.

If the key is "name", selection of a value from the auto complete list will add corresponding tags and if enabled in the settings, apply an appropriate preset. Typical use case: add a name key and start typing "mcd", select "McDonalds's" from the auto completion list and an amenity with the correct tags and name spelling will be added.

If multiple objects with different values for the same tags are being edited, such value fields will display 'Multiple values' and the auto-complete list will contain the existing values with a count. Setting the value to a specific value will set it for all objects, an empty value will leave the values untouched.

Address Add address tags

Add address tags for the object. This function will try to predict the house number to suggest. It works best along straight roads with regular numbering schemes.

Preset Apply best preset

Will locate the best matching preset to the existing tags and apply the preset adding further suggested / optional fields.

Paste Paste

Paste and merge the tags from the internal clipboard.

Revert Revert

Tapping the icon once will reset the tags to the values as they were when the property editor was started.

Paste from clipboard

Paste and merge multi-line text from the system clipboard. If the lines have the form key=value the lines will be split at the = and pasted in to key and values fields, otherwise the complete lines will be copied to the value field. This function can be used for example with OCR apps.

Surveyed Surveyed

Short cut for adding source=survey to the object. This is deprecated, the normal place to add source tags is in the corresponding field on the upload form. The action is only available on the Details tab.

Wiki Map Features Wiki

Invoke a web browser on the map features page in the OpenStreetMap wiki. (requires network connectivity)

Reset address prediction

Empty the current address cache and re-seed from downloaded OpenStreetMap data.

Reset Presets

Reset the most recently used preset list and remove short cuts from the tag editor screen.

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Relations Tab

Display of the relations the edited object is a member of and the role in the relation.

The following operation can be performed on selected relations.

Revert Revert

Tapping the icon once will reset the relations to the values as they were when the property editor was started.

Add to relation

Add the current object to a existing relation in the download.

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Members Tab

For relations only, display the members of the relation.

Members with a dark object field and only a numeric id displayed have not been downloaded.

The following operation can be performed on selected relation members.

Revert Revert

Tapping the icon once will reset the members to the values as they were when the property editor was started.

Scroll to Top

Scroll the screen to the top.

Scroll to Bottom

Scroll the screen to the bottom.

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Preset display

Find, select and apply a preset. Groups of presets have a light background, presets a dark one. The on device presets can be searched for terms, if enabled and network connectivity is available you can try and construct additional presets by querying the Taginfo service, when the results from the internal search are displayed.


Go to the top of the preset hierarchy.


Go up one level.

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