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How to get before and after map of a particular area? Can you suggest any tool used to find it?

asked 21 Oct '20, 13:00

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Will i be able to see the GIF/live video, before and after it is being mapped?

(21 Oct '20, 17:22) VIPINDAS K has recently come up as service where you can request a rendering of a map from past data. It let’s you select a year between 2015 and 2020 for the “Before” version.

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answered 05 Nov '21, 13:44

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"Achavi" can be used to show the changes in a particular changeset. Here's one of mine: that shows how I (among other things) changed the alignment of some service roads from Esri to better-aligned imagery based on a variety of sources.

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answered 21 Oct '20, 14:42

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If you are looking for a rendered map before and after a change you are probably out of luck. At least I'm not aware of any such services. You would either have to render historic map states yourself or save a copy of a map before you make a change.

There was a map comparing 2007 with the current state but it appears not to to be working any more: OSM Then and Now

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answered 21 Oct '20, 17:33

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If what you need is the history of node, way, relation I recommend you two online tools:


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answered 21 Oct '20, 22:11

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