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Is it currently possible without falling foul of the licence to use OSM tiles in a commercial application? I'd like to use OSM tiles to show locations of various buildings owned by customers, however due to sensitivity issues for some customers it would not be possible to re-release the actual 'pin' data of where some of the buildings are (which I gather the CC licence requires).

Other than the CC or OSM licences (which I believe require me to release customer data I can't give out), I don't know what other options there are available, if any at all?



asked 08 Oct '10, 15:42

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The question has been closed for the following reason "This question and the answers predate the OSM licence change and is now irrelevant." by SimonPoole 25 Feb '15, 18:01

The map and the 'pin' data are separate datasets and can have a different licenses even if you put it on the same display. The CC-BY-SA license require you to release any data derived from the map. This means that you can't use OSM map to generate the 'pin' dataset without releasing it.

So as long as you attribute with “Map © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA” you are legal.

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answered 08 Oct '10, 16:07

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