I used the plugin successfully. But yesterday, after changing several buildings in JOSM. Import under qgis with the plugin does not work anymore. The buildings are in the layer point! Do you have any idea?

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    – BradHards
    Feb 24, 2013 at 19:57
  • I can reproduce the behaviour, and it is platform-independent. The OpenStreetMap plugin is more or less broken, since it does work with 64-bit-node-ids.
    – AndreJ
    Feb 24, 2013 at 20:38

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The reason for the missbehaviour is that Openstreetmap have crossed the border of 2^31 nodes: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/64-bit_Identifiers, making it necessary for all programmers to change ids form int to 64-bit-int. I guess that is not yet implemented in the plugin. It will be rewritten for QGIS 2.0, so you have to wait until that is released.

Here an example of Mapnik map:enter image description here

and what the plugin renders: enter image description here

  • Sorry for my comment (10 10... It is painful) Hi, thank you for these hypothesis. I do not fully understand the first reason. By cons I edit with josm I sent to the server. And again I download qgis with the server. Can you check the last hypothesis? Finding the number of nodes? When QGIS version 2.0 you will get it? hub.qgis.org/wiki/quantum-gis/Release_Roadmap There is there an alternative? Thanks
    – user15493
    Feb 24, 2013 at 17:01
  • Ok, forget my first hypothesis. I just looked up a few things I added last week, and they are not shown after downloading, but they are present in the mapnik map. There is still a large number of open tickets, and it may take to April or later.
    – AndreJ
    Feb 24, 2013 at 20:32
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    A new version of the plugin is just around the corner, but probably only available for QGIS Master.
    – AndreJ
    Feb 25, 2013 at 5:19

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