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I have seen a few videos that have shown the progress of OSM mapping after disasters and other scenarios. I'm curious how these are made...I'm interested in making one over the course of my improvements. Thanks for the help!

asked 21 Nov '12, 07:05

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There are many ways to do this. For example:

  • take a screenshot in regular intervals, combine into an animation later. Requires little software but advance planning (if you forget to take a screenshot then you're missing a frame).
  • import the area of interest into a database in regular intervals, then later when you want to make an animation, have the desired area rendered from each database and combine into an animation. Requires less advance planning but you have to install a database and rendering engine.
  • use a full history planet, cut out the area of interest with , create an animation with . Requires practically no advance planning, however the rendering process still has some shortcomings.
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answered 21 Nov '12, 08:09

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edited 10 Oct '16, 11:52

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Note: if you're not interested in the whole planet, osm-history-renderer should work with pre-made extracts as well (e.g. those by GeoFabrik)

(10 Oct '16, 11:53) Piskvor

Geofabrik extracts don't (at this time) have history.

(10 Oct '16, 15:50) Frederik Ramm ♦

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