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  • 2023-08-18:Italian language version of 'Historic.Place' is online, thanks to Marcor!

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  • 2021-05-09: The update process is running again, thanks to Netzwolf and Zecke :-). If you find any bugs please report!
  • 2021-04-17: Our update process is broken. The background is that 33 bits are reserved for the node ID. This limit has been exceeded in the database. Netzwolf and Zecke work on it. We ask for some patience. There will be no updates until this will be fixed.



  • 2019-12-24: Added Historic.Place Tiles Zoom 8-10, source MapSurfer OSM Administrative Boundaries, OSM Humanitarian Data Model and Wikimedia labelled layer.
  • 2019-07-14: Thanks to user 고급협동조합 we now have a Korean language page.
  • Switching the language now preserves all other map settings.
  • 2019-04-03: We have defects layer deleted:
  • Wikimedia on OSM
  • Routing OSRM V5
  • Administrative Boundaries
  • Kleks MTB 1920 Kleks MTB 1880
  • The service of these layers is unfortunately no longer available.
  • For Germany, we have rendered administrative boundaries. We plan to do this for the whole of Europe.
  • 2019-03-10: Marc Herff (User LeFagnard) acquired as part of his activity when creating the map „Boundary stones kingdom Belgium kingdom Prussia in 1815“ for Historic.Place the publishing rights of a map of Border areas of eastern Belgium from 1873 by IGN.BE. A map of the 1936 region will follow in the next few weeks. We thank you for the commitment.


  • 2018-12-16: We added 3 new icons to the popup. These link to Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia and an image from Wikidata. Without the image=*, wikipedia=* or wikimedia_commons=* has been mapped in OSM. Wikidata must of course be mapped, and within Wikidata Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and a picture must be registered. Thanks to Maxime Lathuilière and developer for Wikidata Hub
  • 2018-11-09: Move „Load GPX“ in the „Layerchanger“: Load GPX
  • 2018-10-06: When looking at the 'Historic.Place map' I again encounter regions that can serve as a 'Showcase' for 'Historic.Place'. In loose order, I would like to introduce these. Eupen (Belgium).
  • 2018-06-02: We have problems with the data update, please be patient.
  • Linking Wikidata Nearbyin the Layerchanger
  • 2018-01-21: We have problems with the data update, please be patient.Our planet file is broken, a new one is expected to be ready at the end of January 2018.
  • 2018-01-09: We have problems with the data update, please be patient.Our planet file is broken, a new one is expected to be ready at the end of January 2018.


  • 2017-12-26: We have problems with the data update, please be patient. Our planet file is broken, a new one is expected to be ready at the end of January 2018.
  • 2017-12-17: The update is running again, thanks for the patience.
  • 2017-12-02: We have problems with the data update, please be patient.
  • 2017-09-24: We have problems with the data update, please be patient.
  • 2017-07-29: Linking Wikimapia and Geograph UK in the Layerchanger
  • 2017-07-20: Spiegel Onlinie links to the Stolperstein map at Historic.Place
  • 2017-04-30: Hans-Joachim Gawor mentioned in this book, the downloaded map extracts from Historic.Place were very helpful.
  • 2017-04-07: Linking Geopedia in the Layerchanger,
  • and ref:lfd Bremen, ref:rce and ref:clt in the popup.
  • 2017-03-17: Linking the 'ref:mhs', 'ref:bldam' and 'ref:lda' Berlin in the popup.
  • 2017-01-28: Linking the 'ref:OnroerendErfgoed' in the popup.
  • 2017-01-21: Linking the 'openplaques:id' and Mémorial Gen Web in the popup.


  • 2016-12-18: Update OSRM routing to API V. 5, thanks Netzwolf.
  • 2016-07-16: Servicing work concluded, thanks Netzwolf.
  • Added Duhamel-Atlas (Atlas des concessions du terrain houiller de la Sarre) from 1810 of the Saar coal region.
  • 2016-07-15: Due to maintenance update for 2-3 weeks.
  • 2016-04-17: Fixed issue with IE Browser.
  • New Routing tool(F4) and Measuring tool(F9) with File download.
  • GPX waypoint files can be uploaded now.
  • 2016-03-22: Markers can be set and unset by hitting ALT + Mouseclick (or Shift + ALT + Mouseclick).
  • Markers are stored in the Permalink.
  • 2016-02-18: Fixed issue with GPX Download


  • 2015-12-14: A Mapper in the Spotlight. An interview with Historic.Place founder Lutz Lange.
  • 2015-12-13: Added Base map Pioneer
  • 2015-10-14: The greater part of is online again (with a slightly outdated set of data). However not all previously available historical layers could be restored yet.
  • 2015-10-09: A server crash due to corrupt main and backup disk causes heavy trouble. goes offline for several days.
  • 2015-09-26: Support of Geograph project images (UK, Channel islands and Germany). Please link to the image main page as in this example.
  • 2015-08-10: Implemented dynamic addition of historical layers in range.
  • Added map of Berlin 1860.
  • 2015-07-18: Historical maps of Spandau 1938 were integrated.
  • 2015-07-15: Introduced optional use of cookies to save current layer settings. If the icons in your maps' top right corner look somewhat disturbed, please reload your browser (F5)! It seems a problem with cached css data.
  • 2015-07-05: Added Wikimedia on OSM link
  • 2015-06-24: German newspaper names as an appropriate way to research about celtic dwellings in Europe.
  • 2015-06-21: News tooltip added
  • 2015-06-19: Fixed problem with https in the popup, Thanks Netzwolf
  • 2015-06-16: Our donation page is online! :-) We need donations to cope with the infrastructure costs. That's all.
  • 2015-05-25: Added Flickr link, Copyright and API usage issues, removed again.
  • 2015-05-23: Added Mapillary link (Was not a good idea, removed again)
  • 2015-05-19: Danish language version of Historic.Place (Thanks to user Kim Bach), and a nice success story
  • 2015-05-17: Historical maps of Newport 1845 were integrated.
  • 2015-05-12: New feature: Upload tracks and see them on the map.
  • 2015-05-12: Integration of mapproxy for easy integration of foreign historical maps.
  • 2015-05-06: An overview map for historical maps layers was integrated
  • 2015-05-06: Historical maps of the British Isles were integrated (Thanks to NLS!).
  • 2015-04-26: Historical maps from the KLEKs project were integrated (Thanks to KLEKs!)
    Maps no longer available due to high Network Traffic
  • 2015-04-16: Russian language version of Historic.Place (Thanks to user Bigopenmac)
  • January 2015: A much bigger server was rented as a replacement for the first one.


  • December 2014: The first server was rented for the historical map. It was decided to call it Isn't that cute?
  • November 2014: The internet domain was reserved. Another big thanks to Netzwolf.


  • November 2013: A discussion about OpenStreetMap's future. Weaknesses – Nice map views difficult to find. Example: History_map

Lutz started the project somewhere back in 2013 as (old Server) Many things happened since. Maybe some time somebody will write it down somewhere…

de/news.txt · Zuletzt geändert: 2023/08/18 12:14 von lutz