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.

Todos Todos#

If the selected element is associated either with a todo or osmose task this menu will be displayed.

Available actions are

Close and goto next#

Close a todo associated with the element and goto the nearest open todo in the list. If the element is present in multiple todo list a modal will ask which one to choose.

Close all#

Close all todos and osmose bugs associated with the element.

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:

  • direction
  • incline
  • *:left, *:right, *:left:*, *:right:*, left and right
  • *:backward, *:forward, *:backward:*, *:forward:*, backward and forward
  • forward and backward roles in relations the selected way is a member of

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. For non-closed ways a long touch on the node to use for splitting will allow you to select which part of the original way will be used for the new way.

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.

Create route#

Start creating a route relation with the current way as the first route segment. See Add route segment.

Add to route#

Add the current way to an existing route (the route needs to be present in the downloaded data). See Add route segment.

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.

Extract segment#

Extracts a single node to node way segment from the selected way, after clicking on it and offers appropriate tagging via buttons. For example a highway segment can be extracted and given bridge or tunnel attributes with a small number of actions.

Select way nodes#

Selects all nodes in the way, de-selects the way and starts Multiselect mode.

Start/End of Way#

Go to the end or start of the selected way.

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 Multiselect mode with the current selected element.

Relation Create relation#

Create a relation and add this object as the first element. The relation type can be selected from a list generated from the available presets. Further objects can be added until the check button is clicked, then the tag editor will be started on the new relation.

Add to relation#

Select a relation and add this object as a member. Further objects can be added until the check button is clicked, then the tag editor will be started on the 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.

Add to todo list#

Add the current selection to an existing or new todo list.

Upload element#

Upload the selected element (only available for a new or modified element).

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.

Help Help#

Start the Vespucci Help browser