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What is the best way to get a list of active mappers of a certain area. For instance I am interested to get the active mappers in San Francisco.

On possible way to do this, is to get the metro extract of San Francisco and load it into a database and query the users. But this way I only get the users that last touched the data. Is there a better way to do this?

asked 22 Jan '15, 08:24

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The non-programming way to do this is to use http://resultmaps.neis-one.org/oooc

The alternative is to take the centers of changesets (probably only suitably small ones) and to select thoes users that edit often enough in SF. The changeset dump can be obtained from planet.openstreetmap.org

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answered 22 Jan '15, 08:44

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Also, history data is available so you could download the "history planet", exctract things in the SF area with osm-history-splitter, and count user names in that. Gives you a more accurate picture than simply going by changeset centres but is much more complicated.

(22 Jan '15, 09:12) Frederik Ramm ♦

Cool thanks for the info. The website by @neis-one also kind of serves like an API. For instance http://resultmaps.neis-one.org/ooocs.php?ntype=activity6m&bbox=-99.478917780764,19.278457412663,-98.685842219232,19.552391297125 gives you a GeoJSON based on your bbox.

(22 Jan '15, 09:26) Wasus

See the suggestions at how-do-i-find-out-who-is-also-contributing-to-osm-and-communicate-with-them, although creating a real "list" is still your task (if you mean "list" strictly).

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