Map Style Dialog

source:trunk/images/dialogs/mapstyle.svg Keyboard shortcut: Alt+Shift+M

Showing and Hiding the Map Style Dialog Window

Show or hide the Map Style Dialog Window by either:

  • clicking on source:trunk/images/dialogs/mapstyle.svg in the tool palette on the left of the JOSM main window or
  • using the Window menu or
  • pressing Alt+Shift+M.

It presents a list of map styles.


source:trunk/images/apply.png Turn selected styles on or off. Can also be done by clicking the checkbox in front of each entry. The first entry (Wireframe View) is special, it cannot be combined with any other style and it cannot be moved up and down or removed from the list.

Up / Down

source:trunk/images/dialogs/up.png / source:trunk/images/dialogs/down.png Move the selected entries up or down. Styles sources are applied top to bottom, so lower entries can override upper entries.

Map Style Settings

source:trunk/images/dialogs/mappaintpreference.png Launch the Settings dialog and open the tab for Map Style settings. This dialog has a list of styles that you can select from. In addition you can add and delete styles from your list.

Right click Menu

Right click on any entry for further options

Reload from File

source:trunk/images/dialogs/refresh.png Only works for style sources that are saved locally. Reloads the style and updates the map area. By default local mappaint styles reload automatically when you safe changes in the file.

Save as…

source:trunk/images/copy.png Save a copy of the style to file. The copy will be added to the list of styles. You can open the file in a text editor and do some changes.

Style settings

Change settings of the mappaint style if supported by the style. Examples of mappaint styles which support special style settings are the default internal JOSM style or Coloured Streets.


source:trunk/images/info.png The info dialog has 3 tabs:

General info on the style source (Title, URL, ...)
If there are errors when loading the style, you can inspect the error log in this tab. Style sources that have errors are marked with a small source:trunk/images/dialogs/mappaint/error_small.png-sign in the main view.
Here you can quickly look up the source code of the style. It is read-only, but you can copy text to your own custom styles.

Debug Map Styles

There is an experimental feature to debug the style generation process. Select one object and in the View menu click "Advanced Info" (or use Ctrl+I). Then select the map style tab. Note that output might not be 100% complete, e.g. some properties of the generated styles are not shown.

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