What better way to get a head start on grilling season than mapping your favorite picnic sites! Last week Ajith and I updated OpenStreetMap’s in-browser editor to bundle the latest Maki icons. This refresh includes new icons for recycling, horseback riding, and even a fun grill icon.
To get started, place points on the map showing the location of all the amenities: picnic tables, grills, waste baskets, recycling containers. To add a new point, click the Point button, or press 1.
This is easy, but picking the preset type for each point can get tedious. To speed things up, let’s use ⌘C and ⌘V (or Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V on Windows/Linux) to quickly copy and paste the picnic site features.
Can we go even faster? Yes! Copy and paste with ⌘C and ⌘V works on groups of features too. Hold down Shift to draw a lasso around some features, and copy them all in seconds!
OpenStreetMap’s in-browser editor makes contributing easy and fun, even if you have never mapped before. If you’re new to OpenStreetMap, get on the map to register and get started.