[OSM-talk] Announcing Historic Coverage Tool

D Tucny d at tucny.com
Thu Jul 5 05:50:46 BST 2007

On 04/07/07, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>     it took me a bit longer than expected but here's my tool for
> creating historic OSM coverage animations:
> http://openstreetmap.gryph.de/history/
> It generates animated GIF images of (almost) any area and size, and you
> can specify a date range and how many planet files you want it to use.
> It paints dots (or filled rectangles/circles) for each node; you can
> have a landsat or vmap0 background or an empty one if you prefer.
> Since creation of these images takes some time (around 5 minutes if you
> request all of Europe), the service uses a queue mechanism, i.e. you
> tell it what you want and come back later to see the results. All
> results are visible to all visitors.
> The request form is a bit cluttered but I trust you will find it useful.
> It is not really intended for the "end user" (why would they be
> interested in what data OSM had half a year ago), rather for the
> individual mapper(s) who want to see the progress they've made over time.
> Some examples are already up on the site.

Cool, looks good!
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