We are pretty close to overcome the 1M (mega) count of opening_hours values in OSM. Also the amount of values which are machine readable is increasing from day to day. Almost all of those 1M values (97.8 %) follow the specification which greatly extends the use case of opening hours.
Thanks to all of you! 10 million is not far now :)
Comment from DaCor on 3 November 2017 at 04:24
It would be interesting to line up the release date of streetcomplete & maps.me with this to see if there has been a spike due to either app
Comment from ypid on 6 November 2017 at 22:12
I guess it is not as easy than to line up release dates with the opening_hours stats. Popularity over time of the different way to add and maintain opening_hours would be needed to properly draw conclusions from that which I don’t have.
Comment from ypid on 6 November 2017 at 22:17
Also, the slope of opening_hours is ever increasing over time but still pretty stable without many peaks. The only thing that various a bit is the data quality. http://blog.openstreetmap.de/blog/2015/04/wochenaufgabe-oeffnungszeiten/ can be clearly linked to one of the increases in data quality. If someone can explain the other anomalies there, I will be happy to include a hint.
Comment from ypid on 18 December 2017 at 10:11
More comments are on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/openstreetmap/comments/7afo4m/ypids_diary_approaching_1_million_opening_hours/