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I want to see who has edited in my area recently, and what they've changed. How can I do that?

asked 06 Jul '10, 17:43

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There are a few different ways to see the who has been editing in your area recently.

The first method is to use the "History" tab on the OpenStreetMap website. Zoom into the area that you're interested in and click the "History" tab. This will show you all the changesets that have covered your area. The problem is that some changesets cover a huge area and so aren't relevant.

The second method is to try the OSM Watch List (OWL) at http://matt.dev.openstreetmap.org/owl_viewer/ (Note: is there any documentation for how to use this?). You can use this to get an RSS/ATOM feed for areas that you are interested in, and it updates every minute so you can see changes straight away.

Third, there is a tool from ITO World called OSM Mapper. If you sign up to it you can see maps of the areas, and do things like colour-code by how recently it changed or by who worked in that area. It only covers ways though, not nodes or relation changes.

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answered 06 Jul '10, 17:53

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edited 12 Jul '10, 18:18

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The History tab would be much more useful if it had a tick box to limit it to local changesets, or at least just hide the "(big)" changesets. As it is now it is pretty much useless.

(13 Jul '10, 13:13) GrahamS
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The plan is to use OWL to drive the history tab so that it does only show changesets which really change that area.

(14 Jul '10, 14:39) TomH ♦♦

"Hide the '(big)' changesets suggestion" comes up a lot GrahamS. This question specifically talks about it: http://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/3983/how-do-you-display-only-local-edits-in-the-changelog/3985 My answer is kind of duplicate of this one here though...

But incidentally Andy could add a new option to his answer here: "ITO Map" is from the same company as "OSM Mapper" but different: http://www.itoworld.com/product/data/ito_map/ It has the option to show 'recent edits in the past 7 days' or 90 days on a normal worldwide slippy map, to get a simple overview of recent activity.

(29 Feb '12, 00:59) Harry Wood
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If you see that a particular item has changed, you can also use Potlatch 1's 'History' function to find out who changed it and when. Open Potlatch 1 (hover over the 'edit' tab until a menu appears); select the way or point in question; and press 'H' for history (or click the ID in the bottom left). In the window that opens, you'll see a drop-down list of who edited it and when.

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answered 07 Jul '10, 10:00

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edited 29 Feb '12, 10:18

In JOSM you will use the history dialog : http://josm.openstreetmap.de/wiki/Help/Dialog/History - it displays those objects from the current selection for which a history of object versions can be retrieved from the OSM server. It is quite a comprehensive display

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answered 10 Jul '10, 10:43

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You can find a list of services to see what has been changed or added to the data for a certain area at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Change_monitoring

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answered 11 Aug '10, 16:47

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edited 15 Sep '10, 19:06

Something useful that helps visualise the changes in a changeset is the "OSM history viewer" over at openstreetmap.de.

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answered 23 Dec '13, 01:11

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