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Preferences > Map Settings
Settings for the map projection and data interpretation
You can change the map projection method between Mercator, and some others. Be aware that projections maybe only valid for a certain area of the world.
The default projection for JOSM is Merkaartor. This projection has certain advantages, one of them is that geometric figures (e.g. circles and rectangles) aren't deformed when displayed.
When you use rasterized background imagery then you need to set a projection supported by the service providing this imagery. JOSM is not able to change raster images. When image projection and current settings do not match, you get warned.
Map Paint Styles
In this section sources for displaying the data can be changed. Beside the internal styles also externals styles are presented and can be activated.
See tagging presets for more details.
If you save geo data to a local file and the file already exists JOSM writes the data to a temporary file (with the suffix ~). It then copies the temporary file to the target file. In the File Backup settings you can specify whether JOSM should delete the temporary file or whether it should leave it as "backup" in the file system.
- Go to the tab File backup in the Map Preferences
- Select or deselect the checkbox Keep backup files