Aloha overthere,

First my compliments for the program, it looks good and nice, great till sofar.

I'm trying to export an area(small) to an JPEG file bud all the time I'll get the same error:

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

How can I get this problem solved

since.

Jaap van Veen (the Netherlands)

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The question has been closed for the following reason "Duplicate Question - already asked and answered as http://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/1267/server-too-busy-to-export-a-map" by TomH 13 Apr '11, 18:38


Thanks you for your kind words. The problem is that currently the tileserver is nearly constantly busy creating and serving tiles (the PNGs created from the raw OpenStreetMap data and used to build the nice interactive maps). This is task is more important then the export of single area which is therefore automatically suspended whenever the load is high. You can try some other time, especially late in the evening or early in the morning (in the European timezones). Or you see if some other website that uses OpenStreetMap data but doesn't depend on the tileserver offers what you need. One such site that might be helpful is http://maposmatic.org/ . Not that scripts that download and stitch tiles to create larger areas are floating around but actually make this problem worse, so you should not use them.

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There are more possibilities to produce static map images, have a look at the OSM wiki:

Static_map_images

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