[OSM-talk] API 0.3 deployed

Etienne Cherdlu openstreetmap-L at gj0.net
Mon Mar 13 16:04:53 GMT 2006

Seems like it broke JOSM already.

I'm getting an error: "The 'from' or 'to' object has not been transferred
before" when I try to download nodes and segments from OSM into JOSM
(version 53, 14 February 2006).


On 3/13/06, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> Hello
> API 0.3 is now live, and 0.2 is there too. 0.2 will be phased out within
> a few weeks and is only there to allow editor authors to catch up with
> the new API.
> 0.3 supports things like:
> 'ways' - ordered lists of segments to make streets etc
> 'areas' -  same as above but makes things like buildings and lakes
> history - you can now get the history for every object, complete or
>           bounded by some time frame you want
> map-at - you can ask for map data as it was at some point in the past,
>          eg the map api now accepts a time field
> gzip - everything is now gzip-encoded if your http client asks for it,
>        not just the map api
> tags - the server now treats tags 'properly'. That is, they have their
>        special XML (so no more arbitrary string). In the database they
>        are still a string for nodes and segments. For ways and areas
>        the tags have their own proper table. The nodes/seg schema
>        will be updated to this in api 0.4, however as far as a client is
>        concerned the XML is the same across the board.
> id     No more 'uid' in any XML
> new    No more newnode and newsegment, they're rolled in to the mail
>        object requests.
> The applet has been updated to point at the new API and handle the new
> XML and includes all of imi's updates. It currently does not support
> ways and areas.
> There is documentation of all this on the wiki REST page.
> Undoubtedly there will be bugs, please mail the dev list with them.
> One request that didn't make it was a 'changed since' api to get data
> since the last map request. Expect this with API 0.4, and please throw
> any 0.4 requests on the REST wiki page... I doubt it'll take as long to
> get to 0.4 as it did from 0.2 to 0.3.
> have fun,
> SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/
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