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#11556 closed enhancement (fixed)

switch imagery layer pressing tilde (~) or square (²) key

Reported by: kimmybjonsson Owned by: Don-vip
Priority: normal Milestone: 18.06
Component: Core imagery Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Using the latest version where better zoom in Mapbox Satellite imagery was introduced, I am now able to draw buildings with better geographic accuracy in hilly areas. However, the satellite imagery is of significantly lower resolution and so it is often necessary for me to switch between aerial and satellite in order to locate buildings.
Switching between them two currently takes up a lot of time. Having a hotkey for the operation would save me a lot of time in my work.
Tilde key for switch?

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aerialVSsatellite.gif (1.1 MB) - added by kimmybjonsson 3 years ago.
aerial for details, satellite for accuracy
11556.patch (4.4 KB) - added by Don-vip 4 weeks ago.

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Changed 3 years ago by kimmybjonsson

Attachment: aerialVSsatellite.gif added

aerial for details, satellite for accuracy

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by wiktorn

How do this tile key should work? Take first-from-top TMS/WMS layer and switch? Take second from below and switch visibility?

Or maybe it would be good, if you could just select the layer for "quick view", and set this by right-clicking on layer in layer list, and choosing such option from menu?

I often work with more than 2 TMS/WMS layer at the same time (all visible), so it would be hard to guess, which layer I'm thinking about.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by kimmybjonsson

Thank you for your reply. It would probably work by deselecting the currect layer I guess. That way the imagery layer below would be visible. When user wish to switch back, it just hit the hot key again and once more the first imagery layer would become visible again .

For me, a hotkey close to S and B would be preferable, as I tend to touch those two keys often.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by wiktorn

How do you define current layer? The one that's active? That's usually layer containing OSM data.

There is no obvious way to define, which layer is current, as some layers are transparent, so you can actually see joint effect of few layers at your screen. That's why I propose manually selecting which layer should have this behaviour.

Any ideas are most welcome.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by kimmybjonsson

I concur. And better yet, having the key user definable in opposite of hard coding the hotkey I think would improve efficiency.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by akks

Did you try Shift-S shortcut? It asks the layer number but seem do what requested.
(use like Shift-S, 2 to show/hide 2nd layer)

comment:6 in reply to:  5 Changed 3 years ago by kimmybjonsson

Replying to akks:

Did you try Shift-S shortcut? It asks the layer number but seem do what requested.
(use like Shift-S, 2 to show/hide 2nd layer)

Indeed it does! Thank you for the tip, I was not aware of that hotkey combo and saw nothing of it in the help. However, doing this operation is slower than just pressing a hotkey, and possibly just even slower than clicking the toggle visibility button of the layer itself. I still feel that a single press of a hotkey is the way to go.

comment:7 Changed 4 weeks ago by Don-vip

We have the information in Maps if the layer is an overlay.

So we could add a shortcut with tilde key which reorders all non-overlay imagery layers in a cyclic manner.

comment:8 Changed 4 weeks ago by Don-vip

Milestone: 18.06

comment:9 Changed 4 weeks ago by Don-vip

Owner: changed from team to Don-vip
Status: newassigned
Summary: switch image layer pressing tilde buttonswitch image layer pressing tilde (~) or square (²) button

For AZERTY layout (French) the ² key must be used.

comment:10 Changed 4 weeks ago by Don-vip

Summary: switch image layer pressing tilde (~) or square (²) buttonswitch imagery layer pressing tilde (~) or square (²) key

Changed 4 weeks ago by Don-vip

Attachment: 11556.patch added

comment:11 Changed 3 weeks ago by Don-vip

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

In 13891/josm:

fix #11556 - switch imagery layer pressing tilde (~) or square (²) key

comment:12 Changed 9 days ago by Klumbumbus

Could someone please document this feature for end users in our wiki?

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