Historical Objects

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Historical Objects
Authors: Lutz, Netzwolf, Reneman, Zecke
License: OpenStreetMap and contributors CC BY-SA and ODbL
Platform: Web
Version: (2019-09-21)
Language: English
Website: historic.place
Programming language: PHP

Show POI with historical background on an OSM map



More than 100 key/values of historical relevance will be displayed on the map.

Even closed ways and relations will be dealt with by a POI within its centre.

Historic.Place-ZIP (120MB)



Opinions, Suggestions, Discussion

To do List

DE:Historical Objects/To-do-Liste (in German)


Historical Objects/Acknowledgements

JOSM Preset

Historical Objects/JOSM preset

Visualisation on the map

Map properties

Historical Objects/Map Properties

Visualisation of relations

Historical Objects/Relations

Popup Window

Historical Objects/Popup

Other functions

Historical Objects/Other functions

Background information


Data will be updated on a daily basis. An OSM database snapshot will be postprocessed by several filters and result in a csv-file. All visualisation is based on this csv file.

Terrain model data

Historic.Place Base map

In the zoom level 2-7 rendering, we based on the raster data Natural Earth, Boundaries of OSM, and finished polygons from OpenStreetMapData and imagico.de.

Tiles Tiles-URL Copyright
Base map Zoom 2-7 https://tiles.historic.place/World/${z}/${x}/${y}.png ODbL. Attribution:
attribution: <a href="https://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright" target="_blank">OpenStreetMap</a> contributors,<a href="https://www.naturalearthdata.com/about/terms-of-use" target="_blank">Natural Earth</a>, Tiles from <a href="https://www.historic.place/" target="_blank">Historic.Place</a>

Historical maps

DE:Historical Objects/Historical maps (in German)


DE:Historical Objects/Instructions (in German)


You are welcome to help with translations of the historical map: Historical Objects/Translations


DE:Historical Objects/Projects (in German)

Showcase for Historic.Place

Historical Objects/Showcase