Impossible export

Posted by temim michael on 14 August 2014 in English (English)

hey i'm trying ton export in pdf, svg or jpeg file a part of a map and i always get this message :

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

did someone know how to fix the problem thanks ;) michael

Comment from TheFive on 14 August 2014 at 13:26

Hi Michael, welcome to OSM. Does the export work with a smaller area ?

Comment from Delworld on 14 August 2014 at 13:45


I have the same problem. And also a month ago.


Comment from temim michael on 14 August 2014 at 14:05

Hello yes even i request a smaller image it doesn't work !! and i need a whole city

Comment from SK53 on 14 August 2014 at 15:46

Check on OSM Help: it is more or less standard not to be able to download an image from the main OSM website. It is very server intensive and these days with nearing 2 million signed-up contributors the main map servers just don't have the downtime from routine tasks to render these requests.

There are other options, many listed at OSM on Paper on the Wiki.

Comment from Jim Cochran on 14 August 2014 at 16:55

It might be faster to stitch together screen shots.

Comment from gamer1948 on 16 August 2014 at 14:59


Try to export your SVG or PDF betreten 23:00 and 6:00 o'clock because you recive this error message if the servers are to busy. If the server utilisation is above 25% the server will block your request!

Yours sincerly gamer1948

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