Is it just me or the api server doesn't work? http://api.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/map?bbox=51.2317,56.4149,51.3997,56.4891 It says 500 Server Error for me.

asked 03 Apr '12, 14:54

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The database is currently being copyed to a new database server for better performence and to have a database to run the tests for the license change on. During this copying the database can not be altered in any way and is therefore in read-only state.

The map call is creating temperary tables in the database while retreaving the data and have to be turned off during the copy. This is not a big problem because you can not upload any data, so there is little reason to download any data from that call. It is better to let mappers that don't visit the front page discover that something is wrong before working on the data and try to upload it.

If you want data you can download extracts or try a xapi instance.

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answered 03 Apr '12, 17:19

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Currently the database is being upgraded, then there's going to be work done on the data to remove things that don't comply with the new ODbL license. More info: http://blog.osmfoundation.org/2012/03/27/service-schedule-march-april-2012/

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answered 03 Apr '12, 16:09

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Well, thank you guys.

(03 Apr '12, 19:39) dogsbollocks
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