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#16416 closed enhancement (fixed)

Please improve plugin.description in build.xml

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: Don-vip
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Plugin opendata Version:
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Description

In build.xml:
<property name="plugin.description" value="Convert data from Open Data portals to OSM layer"/>

In JOSM, it's possible to search for plugins according to partial string matches from the plugin.description field of each JOSM plugin. The above description does not really provide any useful information about what the plugin actually can help with. I had to do external searches to realize that Open Data could in fact help me with say, .shp files; a Google search led me to https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM/Plugins/OpenData , but I had no idea why I'd want Open Data from inside JOSM itself.

I suggest a plugin.description field more like this:

"Allows JOSM to read Open Data formats (csv, xls, ods, kml, kmz, shp, mif) into an .osm data layer. Supports zip and 7z compression of these file types."

The above would allow searches on the actual capabilities of the plugin, rather than leaving the user to deduce them from somewhere else. The 'More Info' link is only useful if you know that Open Data is a plugin you should be interested in in the first place; otherwise, it's just one of several dozen plugins in a long list.

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comment:1 Changed 11 months ago by Don-vip

Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 11 months ago by Don-vip

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed in [o34335:34336].

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