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I've read the usage policy and various documents but do not see explicit usage numbers on what's allowed like I've seen with Google maps.

We have a travel guide that we would like to use OpenStreetMap. It's possible we could see 50k map views per day. Would that be considered excessive?

asked 16 Apr '12, 22:56

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The reason we chose not to give exact numbers is that people would then assume that if N is excessive, N-1 must be allowed (and if we ban them they'd say "but I counted the requests!!!!").

OSM is serving roughly 150 million tiles per day (for a current number, take the figure in the "total" row and the "Avg:" column and multiply by 86,400):

tile.openstreetmap.org munin graph

One map view, on a standard map size, might perhaps use 20 or so tiles, so when you say 50k map views per day then that's one million tiles per day; in other words, you would be using about 1/150th of what OSM delivers.

I'd say that is a calibre in which you should look at running your own tile server, or paying someone to provide tiles for you.

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answered 16 Apr '12, 23:09

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Thanks for the clarification.

(17 Apr '12, 19:08) travelr

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