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.

Comment from robert on 26 July 2014 at 22:46

Ok that is very impressive.

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?

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.

Comment from chattiewoman on 27 July 2014 at 14:12

+1 Thanks for sharing.

Comment from Luiyo on 27 July 2014 at 18:44

Wow!

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.

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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