OSM Latest Changes

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OSM Latest Changes
Author: tyrasd/latest-changes/graphs/contributors
License: Unlicense (free of charge)
Platform: Web
Version: 0e56407 (2021-12-29)
Language: english
Website: https://tyrasd.github.io/latest-changes/
Source code: tyrasd/latest-changes
Programming languages: JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

OSM Latest Changes is a web application that helps to check recent OSM changes within a certain cartographic boundary, for example your home town. It displays all changesets in a list and on a map. The elements can be selected on the map whereby a tag comparison table opens up that highlights all created, modified or deleted tags. Furthermore a so called "Vandalism Meter" has been implemented that helps to find suspicious edits.


It was first prototyped by two users[1][2] during the Chicago Hack weekend on the 26th-28th April 2013. This was conceived to be an enhancement to the OSM history tab with other notable users of the community working[3][4] on coming up with a solution for a history tab that visualizes local changesets in an easy to understand way.

A hacked version of this prototype has been created with aims into saving bandwith and rendering time. Furthermore it allows lower zoom levels. It will show changes made in the last 24h, 3 days, 7 days or 30 days.

As of July 2022 another updated version has been created, that offers added functionality, i.e. a tag comparison table, a vandalism checker and a filter functionality.