Hi Flo,

Am 17.05.2018 um 16:49 schrieb Florian Lohoff:
> On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 05:50:19PM +0200, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 05/16/18 14:43, Julien Fastré wrote:
>>> We had a strange issue with a europe diff update from geofabrik: the
>>> diff file is not a valid xml.
>> And that's entirely my fault for using "sed" to modify a couple of .osc
>> files around the beginning of May. Sorry for that! It was after we got
>> rid of uid/user fields in .osc files, and it turned out that some people
>> has issues with the reduced files, so we decided to put dummy uid/user
>> fields back in, and for the old files I quickly did that with a too
>> broad search-and-replace command ;)
> So you actually say that geofabrik pbf/osc files dont contain valid
> usernames anymore?
> I was wondering why i saw numerical usernames but if thats the case
> i can drop usernames from my QA tools.

OSM files which are available on our public server without log-in don't
contain user names, user IDs and changeset IDs. To be precise, these
fields are set to zeros/empty strings because Libosmium < 2.14 (and
Osm2pgsql < 0.96) and Osmosis (all versions) expect these fields in the
DenseInfo block of PBF files.

You can get files with full metadata at

Some information on the access using scripts can be found at

I am working on cookie support on Osmosis. A preview can be found at
[1]. Someone else is working on the same for pyosmium-up-to-date.

Best regards


[1] https://github.com/openstreetmap/osmosis/pull/40

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