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Let's imagine that I want to have a look at previous versions of the Pennine Way. It's quite large and has quite a few versions, so the history link times out, and a message "Sorry, the data for the relation with the id 63872, took too long to retrieve". Suppose I just want to see the previous version - is there a clicky pointy way of doing that?

The only alternatives that I'm aware of is to do something like this:

wget --timeout=120 http://api.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/relation/63872/208

or to obtain the same data from an old planet extract. Is there an obvious obtion that I'm missing?

asked 07 Jul '11, 15:38

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Has anyone developed a repository of older versions that enable a user to view a time-series set of improvements to the basemap with a slider?

(20 Aug '13, 22:19) mmcnabb

You could try using the OSM History Browser to list the change sets and allow you to compare selected changes.


Also the Route Relations 'h' link on the http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_United_Kingdom_Long_Distance_Paths page will provide the relation number and take you straight there: http://osm.virtuelle-loipe.de/history/?type=relation&ref=63872

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answered 08 Jul '11, 16:38

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Thanks - just what I was looking for

(10 Jul '11, 22:14) SomeoneElse ♦

No, there's no access to old versions (aside from the history link) through the data browser. I use the API link you mentioned above, but from my web browser rather than wget, and then 'View Source'.

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answered 07 Jul '11, 23:40

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Since I asked this question back in the dim and distant past a lot of water has passed under the bridge.

There's the OSM Deep History tool, for example. That works on nodes on ways, but not on the relation that I asked the question about. It doesn't plot on a map with a slider though - maybe there's something else that does that?

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answered 20 Aug '13, 22:46

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