I have some data in JOSM that I would like to search and filter using the timestamp: expression. This is reasonably well documented.

The problem I have is that the timestamp reported by the History command for an object:

History timestamp

Differs from the timestamp stored with the data in the .osm file:

.osm file timestamp

I can see that in the case shown the difference is one hour, and is likely due to time zone (or daylight saving) differences, but the search functionality operates on the file timestamp, and the History command doesn't provide the time offset from UTC, making it hard to explore the timestamps in the data prior to writing the search expression.

Ideally I'd like to be able to view the timestamp stored with an object (as opposed to the server reported timestamp obtained from the History command) through the JOSM GUI, but can't see a way to do this.


Just found the View > Advanced Info command (Ctrl+I). This reports the object's timestamp.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.