[OSM-talk] Historical Data in OSM database
richard.d.palmer at kcl.ac.uk
Tue Nov 9 00:23:35 GMT 2010
I posted this query to the talk-gb list a while ago and it was
suggested I post it here for further discussion.
I'm interested in adding historical information to the OSM database
so a timeline can be added to a map to show changes in an area. I've
mocked up a very simple example at:
with a few buildings appearing and disappearing in central London over
the centuries (Our primary interest is in changes to The Strand).
I can continue to do this using a standalone copy of the OSM database
but would prefer it to be made available for other people to
improve and add to. It's been pointed out to me that there was
a similiar proposal put by Frankie Roberto some time ago; I wondered
if any conclusion was come to about adding this data to the main
If it was felt not appropriate to add it, is there some way a
separate historical database could still be kept in sync in some way
with the ever changing main database ?.
Richard Palmer | Centre for E-Research &
Systems Manager | Centre for Computing in the Humanities
richard.d.palmer at kcl.ac.uk | King's College London
Tel: 0207 848 1973
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