Reading OSH.PBF-"File requires unknown feature: HistoricalInformation"

Hello. I am trying to extract the history dump for Central America into OSM XML using a Windows machine. I obtained the file central-america.osh.pbf from here:

I ran the following Osmosis command (which works fine on an osm.pbf non history dump file):

osmosis --read-pbf c:\data\OSMdownloads\central-america.osh.pbf --write-xml c:\data\OSMdownloads\CAmerica.osm

This immediately failed and it looks like the crux of the error message is:

“SEVERE: Thread for task 1-read-pbf failed org.Openstreetmap.osmosis.core.OsmosisRuntimeException: File requires unknown feature: HistoricalInformation”

Is this an issue with the .osh.pbf file, or am I going about this task the wrong way?

Thanks for any help,

As a follow up: I am told that Osmosis doesn’t read history files and that I need to use Osmium instead. I will give that a try.

Hi, I´m having the same problem. Did you get it to work on a Windows machine?