Detailed OSM changes stats

Sep 30, 2018

This is a tremendous example of how a small change in the OpenStreetMap API could make an impact on other applications. As part of our OsmAnd Live initiative, we've collected detailed statistics about OSM changes over the last 2 years. As of today, we've gathered information about all changesets, all users and all editors. What is unique about our stats is that we are also collecting them by multiple world regions.

But we've always been asked to focus on how many objects were changed rather than how many changesets are submitted. This month that change was finally merged into the platform https://github.com/openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website/issues/1947. So the rest of the implementation was pretty clear for us and it is finally in place as well.

URLs and APIs

You can view all stats at https://osmand.net/osm_live and browse by specific month and regions. It is also available via JSON API i.e. Worldwide and Belarus for example.

Stats for 29 September 2018

Changesets Unique users Object edits Editor
142231991810839iD 2.1
733411711591351JOSM
11692477382StreetComplete
8184761324MAPS.ME
62314255098Potlatch
3051153666Vespucci
305149537OsmAnd
304998582Go Map
124108716Merkaator

Don't forget statistics lie.