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I know there is osmdiff, but I find it not so easy to work with. Also it requires lots of resources to draw changes on the area I wish to monitor... Is there an easier way (preferably server-side, not userspace tool) to track changes in a given rectangle? Something like Wikimapia's watchlist? It's idea is simple - every added/deleted/modified object in your watched rectangle is added to a list that you can review when you are online.


asked 10 Sep '10, 07:45

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There is OWL which can do that. Just go to the map and "drag a bounding box over the map - this will make a link to an RSS feed appear in the lower left". The RSS feed will inform you about any changes in the specified area.

Also see the list of monitoring tools in the wiki.

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answered 10 Sep '10, 09:23

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edited 09 Feb '15, 12:08

Great, the exactly one thing I've needed!

(10 Sep '10, 13:02) ivanatora

the link is now dead, sadly.

(09 Feb '15, 04:02) stephane-gui...

Thanks for the hint. I updated the URL but it runs into a timeout unfortunately.

(09 Feb '15, 07:53) scai ♦

You can use ITOworld's OSM Mapper tool to show who last edited data in pre-defined areas, and filter the changes based on time, user or tags. It only covers Ways at present, but this can still be a useful indicator of mapper activity in an area.

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answered 10 Sep '10, 10:56

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I recommend you use an RSS feed thanks to WhoDidIt.

Here is a live implementation that works great for me.

I get all the changes of the defined area in my RSS feed.

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answered 09 Feb '15, 04:02

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