I can see the history of my OSM edits on https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/a3nm/history but it lists the edits from newest to oldest. How can I find my oldest edits without having to go back one page after another?

asked 30 Aug '20, 20:05

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You can use https://hdyc.neis-one.org/ and searching for a specific user. In the main page, scroll untill the end and, right above the listo of countries you've edited in, you can find two maps, with your first and last edit.

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answered 31 Aug '20, 07:22

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Nice, thanks! This only works for the very first edit, right? Not the latest few edits? (but in any case knowing the first edit can be helpful in combination with my manual method).

(31 Aug '20, 08:43) a3nm

It has a lot of info on the user and also a link to the first and last edit done by the user.

(31 Aug '20, 15:12) Mannivu

You can find the latest edits up to a certain revision ID by going to a URL of the form https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/a3nm/history?list=1&max_id=11658365

Hence, you can find a user's oldest edits by doing a binary search on the value of max_id: if there are no results then the value of max_id that you gave is too low (and predates the user's first edit); if there are too many results then the value of max_id is too high (and you need a lower value to focus on older edits).

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answered 30 Aug '20, 20:07

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You can go to OSMCha, and you can use the search by date feature to find the oldest changeset of an user.

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answered 01 Sep '20, 02:03

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Thanks, this looks interesting! But when I tried it, it only returned changes from my username ("a3nm") from 4 years ago, whereas older changes exist. Here is the specific search I did: https://osmcha.org/filters?filters=%7B%22users%22%3A%5B%7B%22label%22%3A%22a3nm%22%2C%22value%22%3A%22a3nm%22%7D%5D%2C%22date__gte%22%3A%5B%7B%22label%22%3A%22%22%2C%22value%22%3A%22%22%7D%5D%2C%22order_by%22%3A%5B%7B%22label%22%3A%22Ascending%20Date%22%2C%22value%22%3A%22date%22%7D%5D%7D So maybe this only works with sufficiently recent changes?

(01 Sep '20, 10:44) a3nm
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