OpenStreetMap

Then and now

Posted by mvexel on 26 July 2014 in English (English)

I joined OpenStreetMap in June 2007. A lot has changed since then!

Amsterdam

amsterdam

Birmingham

birmingham

Silicon Valley

silicon valley

Comment from robert on 26 July 2014 at 10:42

Nice hat martijn.

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Comment from robert on 26 July 2014 at 22:46

Ok that is very impressive.

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Comment from RobJN on 26 July 2014 at 23:37

Nice! Is the 2007 data complete or does it exclude the ODBL non-comliant data?

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Comment from mvexel on 27 July 2014 at 00:57

RobJN - this is the data from June 2007 as it was live then, taken from http://planet.osm.org/cc-by-sa/planet-070627.osm.bz2.

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Comment from chattiewoman on 27 July 2014 at 14:12

+1 Thanks for sharing.

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Comment from RobJN on 27 July 2014 at 23:01

@mvexel: Thanks. That's what I had initially assumed but then I was confused as to why some roads go so far and then have gaps (especially true of the image of Mountain View). I wasn't contributing to OSM in 2007 so hadn't realised it started like this. I guess that was the best you could do without satellite imagery until someone actually got there on the ground to check that the roads did link up.

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Comment from PatrickCoombe on 28 July 2014 at 04:20

Very very cool, unfortunately my area still looks a lot like "then" but hoping to help change that

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