Encourage/Discourage Upload

source:trunk/images/no_upload.svg (expert mode only)

An OSM data layer can have three states regarding its upload behaviour.


icon state osm element attribute behaviour on upload how to set in GUI
source:trunk/images/layer/osmdata_small.png DEFAULT (optional: upload='true') no special behaviour by deactivating the Discourage upload button in the context menu of the osm data layer
DISCOURAGED upload='false' a warning box appears if you really want to upload the layer by activating the Discourage upload button in the context menu of the osm data layer
BLOCKED upload='never' the upload button is greyed out so the upload is impossible not possible

Code Example

Edit a .osm file in a text editor and use instead of the usual
<osm version='0.6' generator='JOSM'>
<osm version='0.6' generator='JOSM' upload='never'>


The warning when you try to upload an "upload='false'" layer:

The idea behind these states is to prevent to accidentally upload data which is not appropriate for the osm database (e.g. some fictional test data).

Note that you'll only get a warning about unsaved changes of layers with the states false or never if the state was already set in the osm file before adding the layer to JOSM.

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