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Error Messages

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Cryptic error messages

Sometimes JOSM displays rather cryptic error messages. For instance, JOSM used to display

  • Bad Request Error header: Placeholder node not found for reference -13 in way -12 (Kode=400)

Usually, these are error messages generated by the OSM server. There isn't an exhaustive specification of possible error messages generated by the OSM server and in general JOSM can't know what error messages it has to deal with.

JOSM does it's best to transform cryptic error messages into a more user friendly text (including translation). Please let the the JOSM team know if cryptic and/or untranslated messages show up. Devs will then try to transform them into a more user-friendly message.

Error and warning dialogs

Unknown host

When you download data from or upload data to the OSM server JOSM tries to establish a connection with the OSM server. If it can't resolve its host name, it displays the following error message:

How to resolve

  • check the URL displayed in the dialog (in the example above it's http://nosuchhost.openstreetmap.org/api)
  • make sure your preferences include a valid URL to the OSM server. The standard URL is http://api.openstreetmap.org/api.

Can't initialize OSM API

When you download data from or upload data to the OSM server JOSM tries to establish a connection with the OSM server configured in the preferences. If JOSM can connect but if it detects that there isn't a supported OSM server on the other end it displays the following error message:

How to resolve

  • check the URL displayed in the dialog (in the example above it's http://api07.dev.openstreetmap.org/api)
  • make sure your preferences include a valid URL to the OSM server. The standard URL is http://api.openstreetmap.org/api.

Network unavailable

When you download data from or upload data to the OSM server JOSM tries to establish a connection with the OSM server configured in the preferences. JOSM displays the following error messages if there's a problem with your Internet connection:

How to resolve

Internal server error

When you download data from or upload data to the OSM server JOSM tries to establish a connection with the OSM server configured in the preferences. JOSM displays the following error messages if an error occurs on the remote OSM server:

How to resolve

  • This is most likely a temporary problem. You're adviced to retry uploading or downloading after a short periode of time.

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