[OSM-dev] Querying Changeset Tags in OSM API

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Sat Jun 1 11:56:22 UTC 2013

Hi Paul,

We have to remember that this is for Edit monitoring in the context of training 60 young haitians. In the context of such trainings, it is important to have the capacity to follow more closely the edits.

One solution would be to redirect the changeset queries to an other server.. Could anybody tell me if this is possible, and if so, which instructions to modify in the OsmApi.py class ?


> De : Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com>
>À : 'Pierre Béland' <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>; 'william skora' <skorasaurus at gmail.com> 
>Cc : dev at openstreetmap.org 
>Envoyé le : Samedi 1 juin 2013 0h10
>Objet : RE: [OSM-dev] Querying Changeset Tags in OSM API
>It’s worth noting that the OSM API is for editing the map data, and if someone were to apply this solution to more than a few mappers who hadn’t made any changesets they’d run a chance of getting blocked. See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/API_usage_policy.
>I believe the changeset query is one of the more expensive ones.
>There aren’t any great solutions yet for small-scale historical analysis.
>From:Pierre Béland [mailto:pierzenh at yahoo.fr] 
>Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 8:38 PM
>To: Paul Norman; 'william skora'; dev at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [OSM-dev] Querying Changeset Tags in OSM API
>I work with Will on the CAP103 project and succeeded yesterday to calculate daily statistics for the CAP103 geographic zone.
>I adapted a python script originally written by Sebastien Pierrel. The OsmApi module contains changeset functions that are usefull to interrogate the OSM API and obtain the history of objects.
>For a BBOX, a specific contributor and a date range, we can interrogate the OSM API an list the changesets. Below are examples for changeset ID=16327554. 
>And looking more in detail about the Changeset function, I see that there are collection of  objects edited. We should be able with this historical data to calculate more detailed statistics (ie. objects created, modified, deleted).
>It is quitee easy to treat this with Python script but there might be some limits when interrogating the OSM API. Then, it is possible to shorten the period analyzed.
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