I've been trying to download OpenStreetMap data (vectorial > OpenStreetMap > Download data), but I get the error shown in the image below. Anyone know how to fix it? I have tried in different computers (laptops and pc), this error started to appearing today I used this plugin weeks ago.

I'm using QGIS 2.8.3, Windows 7, 64 bits.

error downloading data from OpenStreetMap

Sorry for the words in Spanish

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The Overpass API server you are using is currently down, see platform status. There are other Overpass API instances available which you can try, assuming that QGIS allows to configure the server address.

  • Thank you ! I though that nobody want to help me, maybe as you say the server was down, but is on again now, do you think I need to change it anyway?
    – Nelly
    Aug 25, 2015 at 14:06
  • No, don't change it if it is working now. You are using the primary Overpass API server which is fine.
    – scai
    Aug 25, 2015 at 14:18

It works now! it was not a failure in my pc, I guess it was an error from the OSM, and they fix it.

thanks anyway.

Yesterday I use this page https://mapzen.com/data/metro-extracts/ to get the layers, is good.

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