As I understand it, there is currently no side-by-side comparison option ("diff") between versions at openstreetmap.org, like at overpass-api.de:

https://overpass-api.de/achavi/?changeset=71406326

It would be great a great feature to have, for better understanding updates on units like https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/439311424 -- ideally directly on the page, alternatively as a link to overpass-api.de.

This was also asked about six years ago, but many things have probably changed since then, and it might not be as difficult to add it today:

https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/26996

An example mock-up, where the unit number "439311424" is a link. It could also be a link called fx "View diff" next to "View History" at the bottom, pointing to a diff view of the latest revision:

alt text

asked 09 Nov, 10:50

ragit's gravatar image

ragit
3717
accept rate: 0%

edited 09 Nov, 16:46

For the website, why don't you check at Github and propose any ideas not mentioned?

(09 Nov, 16:35) Kovoschiz

help.openstreetmap.org is for specific questions, not for feature requests.

There is already a similar issue at openstreetmap-website. You can add your ideas to this ticket. However it still needs someone to implement it.

permanent link

answered 11 Nov, 08:39

scai's gravatar image

scai ♦
31.4k18285439
accept rate: 23%

Thanks @scai for your feedback and link, it was really constructive. And thanks for suggesting that feature more than five years ago in "Better history diff by adding colorization of changes #738" in the Github issue you linked to above.

Perhaps a section could be added to the Getting Help page?

"Development

For development and feature requests."

Oh wait, that's another feature request :-)

(11 Nov, 09:20) ragit

I'm not entirely sure what your question is.

In addition to Achavi there is also OSM Cha which provides a slightly different display and a Deep History tool which shows all tags over time for a particular object.

Do these provide what you need?

permanent link

answered 09 Nov, 15:42

InsertUser's gravatar image

InsertUser
3.1k12358
accept rate: 19%

Think he wants a Deep History for geometry, or OSMCha dedicated to objects.

(09 Nov, 16:32) Kovoschiz

Sorry, I should have added an example image, to help explain what I mean. It has been added now.

(09 Nov, 16:47) ragit
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

By RSS:

Answers

Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:

×31
×19

question asked: 09 Nov, 10:50

question was seen: 96 times

last updated: 11 Nov, 09:21

powered by OSQA