Historical Coverage

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This history animation service is not operating anymore.

User:Frederik Ramm operated a history service that could be used to create animate GIF images for any bounding box, showing how OSM coverage of an area had developed over time.

Here's an example of Europe (the animation may only be visible after you click on the image and load the full-size version):

Historical Coverage Europe.gif

You could influence the style of image generated using some parameters (projection, background image, colour and size of dots, etc.) and select the time range for which you wanted the image to be generated. The database was updated with data from the newest planet file each week.

The source code for the "history service" is available in the OSM SVN (http://svn.openstreetmap.org/applications/rendering/history/) and is in the Public Domain.

See also: