I had coffee with Guy, in Basel, in late 2010: he was there scouting for a move, and his modus operandi was to scout for interesting agglomerations of coffee shops, bookstores, etc., and then look for places to live in an area radiating outward. This is akin to my advice to university students: find the interesting professors and take their courses, no matter the subject. Context over content.
In this vein, I was drawn to a list of here of nine shops that stock Robida magazine. Robida is fascinating and weird and rich in all the right ways; I reason that any shop that carries it will be similarly fascinating and weird and rich. Evidence from browsing websites suggests this is the case.
And so a plan: visit all nine. One could do worse for the spine of an European itinerary.
Here are the coordinates:
- Zabrieskie (Reichenberger Str. 150, Berlin)
- San Serriffe (Sint Annenstraat 30, Amsterdam)
- Rile (62 Rue des Commerçants, Brussels)
- Page Not Found (Boekhorststraat 126-128, Den Haag)
- Materia Prima (Rua Miguel Bombarda 232, Porto)
- Bruno (Dorsoduro 2729, Venezia)
- Edicola 518 (Via Sant’Ercolano 42/A, Perugia)
- NOI (Via delle Leghe 18, Milano)
- Frabs Magazines (Via dei Filergiti 1, Forli)
As a service to the magazine-loving flaneur, I ensured that all of the shops are in OpenStreetMap (here’s a query to get them all).
Looks our OSM paths will cross at Reichenberger Straße 150 :) https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4946804970/history
That’s delightful, especially because the original location of the Zabrieskie bookstore was around the corner, very near my friend Peter’s apartment, which I was once kindly loaned for a week.
I wonder if there’s an Overpass Turbo query that would express “show me all the objects that were updated by user X and also by user Y.”
Looks like Overpass doesn't have history information, so that query is not possible in Overpass.
The full OSM history is Quite Large, so to make that search feasible as a web service, I'd guess it would have to be a specialized service that only kept record of object IDs and user IDs.
I find searching object history is currently generally not extensively supported in OSM. As an example, the "History" tab on Openstreetmap.org only uses bounding boxes of changesets, and is consequently frequently cluttered by changesets with very large bounding boxes. I usually have to piece things together by manually clicking through a user's changesets and the objects changed by those changesets. (That's how I saw the now-deleted node 4946804970.) Or maybe I just don't know the right tooling?