[Talk-GB] How to get a Relation History?
david at ddixon.force9.co.uk
Sun Jan 15 10:27:52 GMT 2012
On 15/01/2012 09:28, Graham Jones wrote:
> I am trying to find the history of the relation covering the Weardale
> Way ( 86561 ). I can view the relation itself ok at
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/86561, but when I try to
> view the history of it with
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/86561/history, I always get
> a 'sorry...took too long to retrieve' error.
> Does anyone know an alternative way of finding out who edited it before me?
You can, if patient, step back through versions with:
http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Steve_NI in September perhaps?
> Alternatively, I'll ask the question here in case the other user reads
> this list....
> I am minded to believe that the sign I saw with 'Weardale Way' written
> on it was a mistake and it should have been a plain 'public footpath'
> sign, but I do not know how to check this. I wondered if whoever had
> completed the Weardale Way had another source of information about the
> route that we can use in OSM to check it. If we can confirm that the
> sign is incorrect, I will remove the extra spur path from the route.
I'm not the user who recently finished off the Weardale Way (and I don't
know whether that was done from survey) but surveying the Way has been
one of my projects. The route between Frosterley and Wolsingham used to
be a low level route running close to the railway (the way you've just
walked), but was subsequently changed to a more interesting higher level
route (the one that's part of the complete OSM relation). The signs you
saw have almost certainly been superseded, but perhaps could be mapped
as a separate "Old Weardale Way" or alternative route relation?
Hope that helps,
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