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I tried to download a map for a week now with the tool "Share" (either in PNG, JPEG, SVG or PDF) but still the same error message : "The load average on the server is too high at the moment. Please wait a few minutes before trying again."

Is it no longer possible to download maps ?

asked 13 Oct '14, 11:11

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This is normally the hint used when the area you have chosen is too large. See this previous query regarding Printing OSM maps to paper

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answered 13 Oct '14, 11:58

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A tiny program I have been using is GPSPrune it will store the map as a png or on a windows PC you can get a screen jpeg, it shows a high level of detail. Its primary use is to display and then edit a GPX trace. It does need JAVA to run and needs a GPX trace to select an area but then clicking on View will show a map very very quickly, different style are available. It's worth a try. see pic blue line is trace and you can get times and speed info, or delete trace and just see map.alt text

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answered 13 Oct '14, 12:28

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edited 13 Oct '14, 12:46

There is a bit in the Wiki about prune and here it IS FREE

(13 Oct '14, 12:31) andy mackey

A similar result can be achieved by using BigMap(2).

(13 Oct '14, 13:22) scai ♦

You can also try to enter "load average" in the text search field of this FAQ site.

There have been many questions about this issue already, and also mayn solutions or alternative image sources are mentioned there.

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answered 13 Oct '14, 16:07

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