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Re: [osm-nyc] Changemonger: A new program to help analyze changes in OSM

From: Skye B.
Sent on: Monday, August 20, 2012 10:53 AM
Big day..  Happy Birthday, congrats on the release, good luck on the move :)

Finally getting to see the source of this thing I'm naturally curious
and would like to hear a quick talk on it..

On Aug 20, 2012, at 10:50 AM, Serge <[address removed]> wrote:

> Hey all,
>
> Exciting times are upon us. Today is the day I move to New York, but even more
> excitingly, today I released an early version of Changemonger, a program to help
> analyze changes in OSM.
>
> This is from the announcement I made on the OSM dev list:
>
> Changemonger makes it easier to understand what's going on in an area.
>
> The original idea is that you can have useful notifications like this:
>
> "emacsen added two school, deleted three roads and an untagged node in
> New York City"
>
> Changemonger isn't quite there yet, but it's pretty darn close.
> Right now, it would give you a sentence like:
>
> "emacsen edited three roads, two schools and an untagged node".
>
> The core of Changemonger is a new feature system that's built to
> be very simple to use and customize. The big feature for
> Changemonger's feature system is that it supports multiple
> taxonomies.
>
> A police station is a building, a municipal facility, and an
> emergency service, but buildings, municipal facilities and
> emergency services are not inter-related.
>
> There are lots of other cool stuff being built into Changemonger,
> beyond the simple interface that's there now. I hope to showcase
> some of this functionality soon, but I know this is a project some
> people have shown an interest in, so I wanted to release something
> early.
>
> This early release is fairly fragile, but it supports basic object
> matching and a first stab at a grouping algorithm. There's a lot
> more to do before it becomes stable and solid enough for
> production.
>
> The code's on github, here:
> https://github.com...­
>
>
> I mentioned before that I could give a talk on Changemonger, if
> there's interest. If not, that's cool too.
>
> - Serge
>
>
>
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