Hi, as I am new to OSM in many ways my question may look strange or easy to be done, so sorry for that in advance.

I want to download a certain part of OSM data into my local computer. I know I can probably use Overpass API for that (I know about this tool - http://overpass-turbo.eu/). But together with the geographic location of the data, I would like to retrieve the information about users themselves as well. I checked how the OSM database looks like and there is a table which contains the information about users called User.

Anyone knows how to use that? I should just probably use some SQL join query going joining multiple tables, is that?

asked 13 Feb '16, 12:49

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Overpass API will return extended information about objects if you use the print statement out meta. It only returns information about the last user to change an object. A deeper analysis than that would require tracking the history somehow (the history dumps or changesets or...).

If you want information about the users, the OSM API could then be used to access public profile information:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/API_v0.6#Methods_for_user_data

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answered 13 Feb '16, 14:09

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