On Sunday January 22nd 2023 between 10:00 and 15:00 UTC/GMT the API database servers will be unavailable due to maintenance. You can see this in your local time zone at Event Time Announcer – OpenStreetMap API Maintenance 1
We are planning to upgrade the software which runs the main OpenStreetMap database. Unfortunately, we cannot do this without some downtime.
The following services WILL be affected:
- www.openstreetmap.org web site WILL NOT allow edits,
- API will NOT allow map editing (using iD, JOSM, etc), and
- replication updates will be paused (minutely updates and changeset replication).
We expect that the database upgrade will not take the full duration, and we will try as far as possible to keep the API available in read-only mode, but the API may be briefly unavailable.
At times you may be unable to login to services which requires openstreetmap.org authentication (e.g. community, forum, and help).
Other OpenStreetMap provided services should not be affected except for login – all of the following are expected to function normally:
- Map viewing on www.openstreetmap.org
- nominatim (search)
- standard tile layer
- mailing lists
- Distribution of planet file and existing diffs
Services not run by the OpenStreetMap Foundation will not be impacted, except there will be no updates from OSM.
Technical details are at Plan API database PostgreSQL upgrade · Issue #548 · openstreetmap/operations · GitHub
What is OpenStreetMap?
OpenStreetMap was founded in 2004 and is a international project to create a free map of the world. To do so, we, thousands of volunteers, collect data about roads, railways, rivers, forests, buildings and a lot more worldwide. Our map data can be downloaded for free by everyone and used for any purpose – including commercial usage. It is possible to produce your own maps which highlight certain features, to calculate routes etc. OpenStreetMap is increasingly used when one needs maps which can be very quickly, or easily, updated.
What is the OpenStreetMap Foundation?
The OpenStreetMap Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, formed to support the OpenStreetMap Project. It is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free geospatial data for anyone to use and share. The OpenStreetMap Foundation owns and maintains the infrastructure of the OpenStreetMap project, is financially supported by membership fees and donations, and organises the annual, international State of the Map conference. The OpenStreetMap Foundation supports the OpenStreetMap project through the work of our volunteer Working Groups. Please consider becoming a member of the Foundation – you can become a member for free, if you are an active OpenStreetMap contributor.
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