This page is of interest to anyone who'd like to help figure out how to use the proven OSM model to create the world's most universal, detailed, and out of date map. The OSM Historic effort will focus on the mapping elements where OSM excels - shores, political boundaries, buildings, and ways. Future and other efforts may engage in discussing actions, events, people, and movable items.
This is a hefty effort. Rather than create a hefty wiki page to support it, sub-pages will describe in more detail some of the trickier topics.
Short term plans
- Meet up and discuss, next meeting January 9th 2013 (G+ hangout)
- Progress with getting rails port going
- Progress with documenting a suggested HO getting started workflow
- Any examples we have of using the system
- Set it up: a production OSM-H sandbox environment based on the OSM Stack - The_Rails_Port, Mapnik, Mod_tile, and Nominatim - see: http://hosm.gwhat.org
- Sign up volunteers to import initial areas of the HOSM Planet.
- e.g. Divide up volunteers for non-geo overlapping projects - e.g. Seattle in 1878, Pompeii, Babylon, London 1854, Rome 100, Tokyo, Mumbai, Alexandria, etc.
- Resolve historical time format conventions
- Identify and review sources of historical information
- Identify needs for how to tag & annotate sources of historical information & to trace Historical Data Provenance
- Historical imports
- Time-aware data conversion - fork Osmosis?
- Time-enabled editors
- Time-enabled geocoding - fork Nominatim?
- Time-specific styling & rendering?
- Eventually serve out historical tiles
- Longer-term plans Historical_OSM/Plan
Related OSM Projects
- OSM 4-D: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DE:OSM-4D (In German, use Chrome to translate as English version needs more translation)
- Historic - OSM Wiki page on Historic sites in general
- Proposed_features/historic_event - Failed proposal for including events in the OSM database
- Historische Objekte - An atlas of historic sites based on OSM
- HistOSM - An atlas of historic sites based on OSM, out of the University of Heidelberg
- HistOSM.org Paper - paper by Michael Auer and Alexander Zipf
- OSM-Historic maillist: http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/historic