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Status Bar

The status bar (bottom panel) displays the following information (from left to right):

Box Displays Notes
source:trunk/images/statusline/lat.pngThe geographic latitude of the mousepointerA left click opens the Jump to Position Dialog. With a right click you can change the coordinates format (Decimal Degrees, deg° min' sec", deg° min' (Nautical), Projected Coordinates).
source:trunk/images/statusline/lon.pngThe geographic longitude of the mousepointerSame as above.
source:trunk/images/statusline/heading.pngThe (compass) heading of the line segment being drawn.
source:trunk/images/statusline/angle.pngThe angle between the previous and the current way segment. The background color of this box changes to green if Angle snapping is active.See also context menu below.
source:trunk/images/statusline/dist.pngIn edit mode: the length of new way segment being drawn; in select mode: the length of selected way(s) or the distance of two selected nodesA left click changes the system of measurement (Metric → Chinese → Imperial → Nautical Mile). With a right click you can directly choose one measurement system.
source:trunk/images/statusline/name.pngThe name, number of nodes and ID of the object at the mouse pointer. With a right click you can choose if the statusbar gets hidden when hiding the dialogs panel with Tab.
(an empty space) or text Some helpful information about the current working modeWith a right click you can copy the shown help text.

Angle snapping settings menu

Available via right click menu at "angle" when Draw mode is enabled:

Advanced Preferences

With the following keys in the Advanced Preferences you can adjust the numbers in the statusbar:

  • latlon.dms.decimal-format: adjusts the number of decimal places of the coordinates in deg° min' sec" format
  • latlon.dm.decimal-format: adjusts the number of decimal places of coordinates in deg° min' (Nautical) format
  • statusbar.decimal-format: adjusts the number of decimal places of heading, angle and distance/length
  • statusbar.distance-threshold: determines when to display -- instead of the distance

After changing such a key you need to restart JOSM.


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