Map Paint Styles panel

source:trunk/resources/images/dialogs/mapstyle.svg Keyboard shortcut: Alt+Shift+M — one of the JOSM panels

It presents a list of map styles.

List of available Map Styles

source:trunk/resources/images/dialogs/mappaintpreference.svg Launch the Preferences dialog and open the register for Map Paint Style settings - this dialog has a list of styles that you can select from. In addition you can add and delete styles from your list.

Settings of individual style

See Style settings

Control elements


source:trunk/resources/images/apply.svg Turn selected styles on or off. Can also be done by clicking the checkbox in front of each entry. The first entry (Wireframe View) is special, it cannot be combined with any other style and it cannot be moved up and down or removed from the list.

Up / Down

source:trunk/resources/images/dialogs/up.svg / source:trunk/resources/images/dialogs/down.svg Move the selected entries up or down. Styles sources are applied top to bottom, so lower entries can override upper entries.

Right click Menu

Right click on any entry for further options

Reload from File

source:trunk/resources/images/dialogs/refresh.svg Only works for style sources that are saved locally. Reloads the style and updates the map area. By default local mappaint styles reload automatically when you safe changes in the file.

Save as…

source:trunk/resources/images/copy.svg Save a copy of the style to file. The copy will be added to the list of styles. You can open the file in a text editor and do some changes.


source:trunk/resources/images/info.svg The info dialog has 4 tabs:

General info on the style source (Title, URL, ...)
If there are major errors when loading the style (e.g. syntax errors), you can inspect the error log in this tab. Style sources that have errors are marked with a small source:trunk/resources/images/misc/error.svg-sign in the main view.
If there are minor errors when loading the style (e.g. missing icons), you can inspect the warning log in this tab. Style sources that have warnings are marked with a small source:trunk/resources/images/warning-small.svg-sign in the main view.
Here you can quickly look up the source code of the style. It is read-only, but you can copy text to your own custom styles.

Debug Map Styles

There is an experimental feature to debug the style generation process. Select one object and in the View menu click "Advanced Info" (or use Ctrl+I). Then select the map style tab. Note that output might not be 100% complete, e.g. some properties of the generated styles are not shown.

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