[OSM-dev] RFC: map call to return deleted elements

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Sat May 23 15:15:56 BST 2009


Frederik Ramm wrote:
> It would probably be (a) difficult and (b) undesirable to return, along 
> with a deleted way, the versions of nodes that were in force at the time 
> the way was deleted. Remember we're not talking about a "time machine" 
> function here (which would also be interesting, but entirely different).

This 'timemachine' feature is actually on my todo list, because I expect 
it could really very useful for generating animations from OpenStreetMap.

> These are things that people would have to keep in mind when playing 
> with deleted objects.

Very, very true.


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