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Since several days I cannot download a selected map segment due to server overload. Is it a general problem?,47.672738835330115,9.336404800415039,47.68464909242717&scale=11650&format=png


The load average on the server is too high at the moment. Please wait a few minutes before trying again.

asked 02 Aug '14, 15:44

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edited 02 Aug '14, 22:37

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That error also occurs if you try to download too large an area. Have a look at some of these alternatives. OSM on paper Edit: yes, not working for me either with small area.

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answered 02 Aug '14, 18:26

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edited 02 Aug '14, 19:00

@nevw: I have tried with a tiny BBOX (if I did no mistake) and it was also denied.

(02 Aug '14, 18:31) aseerel4c26 ♦

I do not have more time to investigate currently… Better answers may arrive.

See this older question error-export-load-average-on-the-server-is-too-high-at-the-moment. I am not sure if this is the same server (pdf vs. png export). But you simply could try during a low-load time.

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answered 02 Aug '14, 18:30

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I keep having the same problem, even with small areas!! When is a "low-load time"?

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answered 18 Feb '15, 09:05

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Probably never. Just use one of the alternatives documented in the export tab. For example Overpass API for which there is already a link to a working query for the current bounding box included. Can't get any easier.

(18 Feb '15, 09:08) scai ♦

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