[OSM-talk] OpenStreetMap 2008

Ilya Zverev ilya at zverev.info
Mon Feb 19 15:46:50 UTC 2018

Hi folks,

I've seen a lot of tile servers showing how OSM looked in 2006 or 2007. The map was an awful spaghetti of broken roads back then, and it looked like half the data were lost. So I decided to get a proper API 0.5 planet dump — and since the switch happened in late 2017, going back from the current date exactly ten years seemed a good choice.

The planet file for 20.02.2008 is slightly over 3 gigabytes, but when you cut USA out, you're left with a 400 MB pbf file. Checked out the latest OSM Carto 3.x style, and voila — OpenStreetMap as it looked exactly ten years ago:


My server is a bit slow, so be patient. It has the whole world except for the United States. I might update it in a few months, so the delta is still ten years.

Have fun looking up your cities,

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