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#1 2021-11-23 07:50:06

joelsie86
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Registered: 2021-11-23
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Seeking assistance with attribution

Hi,

I work for a government agency and intend to use OpenStreetMap data - and I am confused with what is required for the attribution.

I intend to produce a large number of static PDF reports (~2000), each with a 500x600 pixel map (.png format). The map is simple, and shows 1 polygon sitting on top of the OpenStreetMap tiles.

I do not know exactly what needs to be written, and I'd like to get this right. Please forgive me, this is my first time using open data and needing to attribute it.

When I look at https://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright it seems "© OpenStreetMap.org contributors" would be acceptable - but it also >suggests< to refer readers to opendatacommons.org, also. Is this required?

When I look at https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Lic … Guidelines .. it says, .. a whole lot. I wish it gave examples for me to copy and paste smile But, it refers to the "© OpenStreetMap.org contributors"-style attribution as historical.

Currently, I have this paragraph immediately below the 500x600 map:

© OpenStreetMap contributors
This map was created using OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Database License. More information is available at http://openstreetmap.org/copyright and http://opendatacommons.org/

I hope and think that this is acceptable, but .. am I missing something? Have I included too much? Could this be written in a shorter form and still be acceptable?

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#2 2021-11-23 11:16:05

Hendrikklaas
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Re: Seeking assistance with attribution

Hi joelsie68, have a look around at the right hand corners of publicist maps or ask the legal specialist at your concern, just to be shure.
But IMHO '© OpenStreetMap.org contributors' would do just as you suggested.

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#3 2021-11-23 18:56:45

Tordanik
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Re: Seeking assistance with attribution

Your attribution looks acceptable to me, but it can probably be shorter if you prefer.

Essentially, you need to include both
* the attribution to OpenStreetMap (which can be either "OpenStreetMap contributors" or just "OpenStreetMap"), and
* the license of the data.

In digital formats, you can replace the second point (the license information) with a link to osm.org/copyright – which is why you rarely see the license at opendatacommons mentioned in real-world examples. But if you cannot (or do not) provide a link to osm.org/copyright, you need to include it.


OSM in 3D: OSM2World

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#4 2021-11-23 23:08:31

joelsie86
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Re: Seeking assistance with attribution

Thank you for your replies smile

As the PDF's are intended to be printed as well as viewed digitally, I want to be safe and avoid using "links" to result in less text.

Do you think this works? Or have I shortened it too much, now?

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#5 2021-11-24 18:50:56

maro21
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Registered: 2018-03-06
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Re: Seeking assistance with attribution

joelsie86 wrote:

Use

© OpenStreetMap contributors
See http://openstreetmap.org/copyright

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