HistOSM is a WebGIS application to visually explore historic objects stored in the OpenStreetMap database.
Your visual exploration process is supported by dynamically created statistics showing the top most used object categories in the current map view extent.
The diagram itself can be used to filter the objects on the map to a specific value by clicking on a category.
Have fun to track down regional historic peculiarities by zooming in and out and filtering to your objects of interest.
Click the individual objects to retrieve detailed tag information and links to asociated images, websites, wikipedia articles, organizational references or simply jump to the OpenStreetMap site via the linkes OSM Id's to start editing the objects if you want to add or update further information.
- Idea - Michael Auer & Alexander Zipf
- Website - Michael Auer
- Cartographic styling of historic overlay - Michael Auer
- Data of historic overlay by OpenStreetMap contibutors, under ODbL.
- Geoserver WMS & MapProxy maintanance - Michael Auer
- StatisticsService (NodeJS) - Michael Auer
- PostgreSQL/PostGIS Database with OpenStreetMap Data - Enrico Steiger, Maxim Rylov, Johannes Lauer, Markus Götz, Michael Auer
- Background map by Maxim Rylov - OpenMapSurfer Roads, © OpenStreetMap contributors
- Place Search - powered by Nominatim
Overlay tiles of HistOSM can be used freely and without charge by any individuals through the website http://HistOSM.org
If you intend to use tiles or statistics from HistOSM services in your own applications please contact us.
Commercial usage of the services provided by HistOSM does need approval!
OpenStreetMap data is available under the Open Database License.
ContactChair of GIScience
Department of Geography
Heidelberg University, Germany