There are three new features that make editing OpenStreetMap with iD faster than ever. The best part – iD is open source software, and these features were all contributed by volunteers over the past few months. Mappers use iD and give great feedback every day, driving the developer community to build new features, which result in even better OpenStreetMap data, and more mappers using iD. Repeat and improve!
1. Background Swap
Satellite imagery sources differ by age, quality, and seasonality, and sometimes it’s useful to map against multiple backgrounds.
iD now remembers the last two background imagery layers used while editing, and you can switch between them with ⌘B (Mac) or Ctrl-B (Windows).
Sometimes you have more points in the geometry of a line than necessary. Remove those extra points quickly with the lasso tool. Shift-click and drag to draw a lasso around extra points, then delete them.