Way selected

Way selection is described in the Introduction. Selected ways can be moved by dragging. You can also edit tags for selected ways.


Note: some of these actions will only be visible if they can actually be executed on the selected way. For example you can only split a way that has more than two way nodes.

Undo Undo

Tapping the icon once will undo the last operation. A long press will display a list of the operations since the last save, if you have undone anything a corresponding "redo" action will be displayed. If the undo results in the current selected object being removed you will be returned to the main screen. Some operations consist of multiple simpler actions that will be listed as individual items.

Properties Properties

Starts the property editor on the current selection.

Address Add address tags

Adds address tags with prediction. Only visible if way is tagged as building.

Reverse Reverse way

Reverse the direction of the way. If the way has direction dependent tags it will automatically change them to still have the same effect as before the direction change. oneway tags are not automatically reversed here the assumption is that the intent was to change the effect of the tag, the tag editor will be started automatically and you can change the tag manually if necessary. Direction dependent tags currently handled are:

Split Split

Split the selected way. The nodes at the available locations for splitting will have a visible touch area. The "Split" action is only available if the way has more than two nodes. If the way is closed you will need to select two nodes.

Merge Merge

Join the selected way with one that it shares a node with resulting in a single way. This option will only be available if the ways have compatible tags and relation memberships.

Append Append

Append to the current selected way. Touch areas will be visible around nodes that can be used to extend the way, select "Done" or the same node twice to stop. The "Append" action is only available if the way in question is not closed.

TurnRestriction Add turn restriction

Start creating a turn restriction with this way as "from" member. This action is only available if the way in question has a "highway" tag. Ways will be split automatically during the process.

Orthogonalize Square

For closed ways (polygons). Change angles that are near 90° or 180° to 90° or 180° respectively. The threshold over which angles are not changed can be set in the Advanced preferences.

Orthogonalize Straighten

Change angles that are near 90° or 180° to 90° or 180° respectively. The threshold over which angles are not changed can be set in the Advanced preferences.

Rotate Rotate

Rotate the way around its centroid. The centroid position is marked with a cross.

Split in to polygons

Available for closed ways with at least four nodes. Will split the way in to two polygons, sharing the common nodes.

Remove node from way

This will remove a node from the selected way. If the node is untagged and not a member of any other way the node will be deleted, otherwise it will remain in the data.


Available if the way shares nodes with other ways. This function replaces all shared nodes with new copies of the original nodes, disconnecting the way from all of other ways.

Unjoin dissimilar

As Unjoin with the difference that nodes that are shared with ways that have the same "top level" key will be replaced in those ways effectively maintaining the connections to similar ways.

Copy Copy

Copy the way to the internal copy and paste buffer.

Cut Cut

Move the way to the internal copy and paste buffer removing it from the data.

Paste tags

Set tags from the tag clipboard and start the property editor.

Delete Delete

Remove the object from the data.

Extend Extend selection

Start Multi-Select mode with the current selected element.

Relation Create relation

Create a relation and add this object as the first element. Further objects can be added until "Done" is selected, then the tag editor will be started on the new relation.

Info Info

Show a screen with some detailed information on the selected object.

Zoom to selection

Pan and zoom the map to the currently selected object.

Search for objects

Search for OSM objects in the loaded data using JOSMs search expressions.

Share position

Share the position of the selected object with other apps on the device.

Preferences Preferences

Show the user preference screens. The settings are split into two sets: the first screen contains the more commonly used preferences, the "Advanced preferences" contains the less used ones.

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