Just like the last few years I've analysed all the edits to OpenStreetMap and produced a visualisation. This year I wanted to highlight different projects that OpenStreetMap contributors have done and so instead of having an uniform rotational spinning globe it moved between interesting events.
The result is: OpenStreetMap: A Year of Edits (2013):
This animation shows all additions and modifications of nodes (flashes) and cumulative edits (fading to purple) in 2013.
Some of the highlighted events in no particular order are:
Completion of the boundary data in France (In French)
You can see the video in HD on Vimeo.
I have started to make the code for this available through GitHub, but the code is very much not modularized and it is likely it will only work on my set-up. Perhaps I manage to fix this better during the upcoming year!
Mappy New Year!