[OSM-talk] How to check the historic popularity of a tag?

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Wed Aug 24 17:30:58 UTC 2016

On Wednesday 24 August 2016, Dave F wrote:
> I want to find out if a tag's usage is on the increase or decrease.
> Is there a service which provides that data?
> I looked at Taginfo but couldn't see any obvious way to do it.

Taginfo does not currently provide historic data but you are not the 
first to ask for it:


The easiest way to determine this for low volume tags at the moment 
probably is via overpass API.  For high volume tags you need to process 
the history planet.

Christoph Hormann

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