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The exploration of the history of OpenStreetMap data presents an important step to uncover semantic connections, regions of interest and their contiguity in time and space at varying scales.
Therefore, the HeiGIT Big Spatial Data Analytics team presents a first beta version of the OpenStreetMap History eXplorer (ohsomeHeX). It resembles the idea of the OSMatrix¹, but resolves its technological shortcomings and transforms it using current big data technologies for parallel processing in the cloud.
For that the ohsome OpenStreetMap History Data Analytics Platform is used to aggregate data of a first small set of selected features into a set of world spanning hexagonal grids² in a configurable temporal resolution. The first version uses monthly time bins. New features, more tags and further modules are currently being implemented and tested.