OpenStreetMap

Frustration with uncertainty

Posted by HannesHH on 16 April 2008 in English (English)

The last few months spent a lot of time into mapping the western parts of Hamburg, Germany by bike and foot. Now the map is in a state where most streets and ways are present.

And since I feel like a proud daddy for this region I want to "maintain" it. I want to be able to track any changes, I want to be able to see who did what when. I want to be able to discuss, compare, revert.

Searching through the wiki (painful these days, couldn't someone make a browsable static copy of the pages it until the performance issues are solved? I'd volunteer to host it.) I could not find any way to do this. But maybe there is?

Location: Blankenese, Altona, Hamburg, Germany, European Union

Comment from Andy Allan on 16 April 2008 at 20:24

Being able to track changes and maintain your area more easily is something that a lot of people want to do, but it's not very easy to do so at the moment. It's being worked apon - we need to make some changes to OSM to make this easier (like change sets and more 'wiki features').

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Comment from Deelkar on 16 April 2008 at 20:38

if you want to watch your nodes you can tag them and watch them through the OSMXAPI http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/XAPI However I will wait for a proper implementation by bbox or polygon.

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Comment from HannesHH on 17 April 2008 at 14:16

The (huge) drawback with the API "hack" is that it won't cover new nodes. :\
Well, hopefully this will come some day, I think it is very important. Especially on growing publicity.

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