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Is there a quick way or tool to find out all users that ever contributed to a certain area (defined by a bbox)?

With "contributing" I mean either created or edited a feature within that area. Preferably I am looking for a web tool.

asked 18 Nov '14, 00:59

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edited 18 Nov '14, 01:57

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What is "contributed to a certain area" for you exactly (or is that not important that much)? Is a user who edited a way which runs through your area (although there is no way node) a user who "contributed" there?

What are your expectations? Do you want a database query for your local OSM database, or do you want a webservice?

Please use the "edit" to extend your question text.

(18 Nov '14, 01:15) aseerel4c26 ♦

You're probably going to need to use several different tools depending on your definition of "ever contributed". ITO's OSM Mapper may be part of what you want though - you can define an area of interest and see who was the last-modifying user of ways there. It won't spot node or relation edits, or edits that have been superceded by other edits, but it's more than a start.

If you want to do something similar but looking at node edits, try Zverik's WhoDidIt.

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answered 18 Nov '14, 01:29

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