I was trying to filter openstreet map data using osmosis. I used the following

osmosis --read-xml city.osm --tf accept-ways highway=* --used-node --write-xml highways.osm

But while i run this command in osmosis with osm file "city.osm" it throws run time exception

SEVERE: Thread for task 1-read-xml failed org.openstreetmap.osmosis.core.OsmosisRuntimeException: Cannot represent 2169105896 as an integer. at org.openstreetmap.osmosis.core.util.LongAsInt.longToInt(LongAsInt.java:33)

What could be the problem?

I updated osmosis to 0.43.1 version and it shows runtime exception

    SEVERE: Thread for task 1-read-xml failed
    org.openstreetmap.osmosis.core.OsmosisRuntimeException: The entity timestamp attribute is missing.
at org.openstreetmap.osmosis.core.domain.common.UnparsedTimestampContainer<init>(UnparsedTimestampContainer.java:34)

2 Answers 2


You are using an old version of Osmosis.

Since Openstreetmap has hit the line of 2^64 node numbers, all software using the data had to change node number variables from integer to long integer. If not, the software will return the error message you got.

Current versions of Osmosis have fixed this problem.

  • i updated osmosis to 0.43.1 version. please check the updated question.
    – poshan
    Nov 15, 2013 at 7:52
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    For the timestamp issue: have you downloaded the data via Overpass api? They deliver timestamps only upon explicit request in the command using something like <print mode="meta"/>.
    – AndreJ
    Nov 15, 2013 at 17:25
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    Thanks Andre the problem was with the data, it had no timestamps. I ran overpass query with meta printing mode and ran osmosis ,it worked.
    – poshan
    Nov 17, 2013 at 6:22

This seems to be an error with missing timestamp values in the OSM file. See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Osmosis#Producing_empty_timestamps . You need timestamps in the OSM XML, perhaps just fake them.

  • I've tried to fake them, but can't figure out how exactly to do it. Any tips? Jun 2, 2015 at 16:21
  • Do you get your data from Overpass API? If so, see other answer. If not, set them to something like 1970-01-01T00:00with a text editor (for testing) or programattically (using e.g. python minidom)
    – til_b
    Jun 3, 2015 at 15:29
  • I tried osmconvert --timestamp="properly formatted time" but no dice. Ended up downloading meta, marginally larger files. Jun 3, 2015 at 16:26

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