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When I go to EDIT mode, I get an icon library in the left panel and an empty panel where the map should be. I tried with IE9 and FireFox 12, but the result is the same. Help ? PS: using Potlatch2. Tried it with PL1: I get a map, but it takes forever to load and another eternity to pan to another area.

asked 21 May '12, 22:20

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Can you send a link to the area you are trying to edit, and say what zoom level you are trying to use to edit? It sounds like you are trying to edit an area where there is a lot of data which is taking some time to load.

(22 May '12, 08:26) EdLoach ♦

There is a related discussion at : the OpenMapquest P2 editor works for some people.

(22 May '12, 12:03) Mike N

That's probably because MQ Open is using an old version. More recent versions pull in some code from the Adobe servers (to minimise the .swf filesize) and it appears to be this that's failing on some setups. We're investigating what to do about this. At present taking Adobe outside and shooting them seems like a convincing solution.

(22 May '12, 12:30) Richard ♦

Looked at the related discussion, and indeed, I get a map with PL2 in OpenMapQuest. Loading speed is variable, but the area I'm looking at has lots of little streets. Maybe that's slowing down the loading.

@EdLoach: I'm looking at

I'm a newbie here. When I edit things in OMQ, is it having the same effect as editing in OSM ? In other words, are we editing the same instance of the map ?

(22 May '12, 20:02) Gilbert

Yes - it's the same map (I've just added something via Mapquest Open and it's appeared in OSM)

(22 May '12, 23:07) SomeoneElse ♦

Please check again now - P2 has been updated so that it no longer requests files from, which we think might have been the problem.

(24 May '12, 22:46) Richard ♦
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Problem is still the same. See attached screenshot.alt text

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answered 28 May '12, 21:42

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Very difficult to diagnose from a distance, but you might try going to and reporting back your settings under the second tab ("Global Storage Settings"), the third tab ("Global Security Settings"), and the sixth tab ("Website Storage Settings" - scroll down to find

(29 May '12, 09:06) Richard ♦

That did the trick. Thanks! Still slow - sometimes to the point where I wonder if I'm still connected... but that's the same on MQ Open. I guess the OSM server is just slow ? My internet connection is 30 Mb.

(29 May '12, 22:37) Gilbert

I had the same problem with Firefox and it works (for me) when I switch to private browsing (Tools/start private browsing). I don't know why but it works...

Good luck!

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answered 28 May '12, 23:15

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Hmmmm... that suggests to me that there's an issue with the Flash cookie settings. Could you try (without private browsing) the suggestion I've made under Gilbert's screenshot above, and let me know?

(29 May '12, 10:26) Richard ♦

Now, it works fine! I think there was an update that fixed the problem. So whatever I do now, it works.

I don't know who I have to thank, but thanks!

(29 May '12, 21:36) Hugues F
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