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Whenever I hit export after selecting a rectangle I want to get exported I get this message.

I'm completely new to this and only found this site today after viewing a YouTube video, excuse me if I'm just being an idiot and should know about this.

asked 28 Jan '16, 19:04

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aseerel4c26 ♦

It would help if you could explain a bit about what you're trying to do - confusingly there's both an "export" and a "share" option and it's not always clear to everyone which option would do what is required. Lots of people have asked export questions before:


Do any of those help?

(28 Jan '16, 19:07) SomeoneElse ♦

This is all that I'm doing. Sorry if it cuts off rather short, this software limits me to only make a gif of a few seconds.

(28 Jan '16, 19:23) FurredMist

When I say "what are you trying to do" I mean "what do you expect to do with the thing that you have exported"?

(28 Jan '16, 19:34) SomeoneElse ♦

I expect a file I can use, obviously. It should be an .osm according to the Tutorial.

(28 Jan '16, 19:52) FurredMist

Alas you've seen the Tutorial, and we haven't, so we have absolutely no idea what it is that you're trying to do. If you want a .osm file of an largeish area you've got a few options - if you look at the start of your animated gif and read the screen, just below the bit where it says "if the above export fails", you'll see them described in detail (with links).

(28 Jan '16, 19:56) SomeoneElse ♦

The tutorial is very short. It doesn't really shed some light on it either.

(28 Jan '16, 20:14) FurredMist

If you use one the alternative mechanisms described on the screen at the start of your animated gif, just below the bit where it says "if the above export fails", you should be able to get a .osm file that you can use.

(28 Jan '16, 20:19) SomeoneElse ♦

It would help if you could shed some light on what exactly you're intending to do with the .osm file. Map rendering? Data analysis? Route planning? Something else? Depending on what your end result is, there may be a better tool than the export on the main website.

(29 Jan '16, 00:00) alester
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