[OSM-talk] OSM Map Evolution (make your own "Year Of Edits" video)

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Thu Oct 29 07:59:57 GMT 2009


Valent Turkovic wrote:
> Can you explain how can OSM users then get a history for one city from 
> old planet files, that would be really helpful. If this is possible then 
> git repository isn't necessary, AFAIK, but I'm not the one who made the 
> scripts so maybe there has to be a git repository.
> How can I get snapshots month by month for my home town from january 2006 
> to present day via old planet files? Is that possible?

You can download *full* planet files from planet.openstreetmap.org and 
then use available scripts (from SVN) to extract your home town from each.

A git repository, unless git has some magic properties that I am not 
aware of, does not change the fact that you have to extract the data 
from old planet files.


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