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Please help i am new here. I have been editing an area on the map set without problems until suddenly a few days ago the entire map area has turned pitch black?? Have i done something wrong or???? Many thanks Stuart

asked 18 Sep '20, 08:45

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I don't belief you have done something wrong editing. I suspect there is something wrong on your system. Can you try using a different browser or different system? What exactly are you doing when the area turns pitch black? Is it the whole map or just a specific area? Can you point to it on

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answered 18 Sep '20, 09:42

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Hi Tzorn

Not sure what you by "Can you point to it on". However, if i click the link you supplied the map opens up perfectly normally but the minute i click the edit button the entire map (world map for that matter) turns black??

(18 Sep '20, 09:53) Wildlifewond...

When you say it turns black, what do you see in the editor window? No background image, I presume. But do you see some data (lines/labels), controls (to zoom for example), any notifications?

Have you tried on another device and in a different browser as I had asked above?

(18 Sep '20, 10:11) TZorn

Correct - no background image.I have been using chrome and did as you said - logged in via internet explorer and it has worked - now have google earth background image again?? Many thanks indeed. Much appreciated

(18 Sep '20, 16:10) Wildlifewond...

For info. It won't be Google Earth, we are not allowed to use it for OSM, it will be another source such as Bing

(18 Sep '20, 16:43) andy mackey

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