Overpass API v0.7.50
The temporal dimension
With OpenStreetMap getting more mature, it becomes more important to track changes. But to track changes is difficult for various reasons: Changeset comments can be misleading, destruction may be hidden in innocent looking changes, and the sheer amount of data prohibits a complete manual review.
For that reason Overpass API provides from version 0.7.50 on the complete history since the license change. We present the commands to access that data: One can get the results as they were at any chosen point of time in the past. One can get even a changefile of what has changed between two points in time. This is complemented by a feature to print the full geometry of a way or relation without referring explicitly to its nodes.