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I would like to use a single, static image for commercial "product" based on osm. Can i use it without credit "© OpenStreetMap contributors"...i don´t have the posibility to link to osm, and as is said i only use just a screenshot. Can i therefore omit this?

asked 30 Jan '13, 09:40

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edited 15 Mar '13, 23:49

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Jonathan Ben...

No. Crediting OpenStreetMap is part of the license conditions, and you must provide a credit in a form appropriate to the form of your product. You can put this text over the map image, but you must include it.

Proprietary map and data providers ask for similar credit in their terms of use, even though you're paying to use their service, so OSM is no different in this regard.

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answered 30 Jan '13, 09:46

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Jonathan Ben...
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Thanks you!...i will do this. The license conditions also say that "You must also make it clear that the data is available under the Open Database License, and if using our map tiles, that the cartography is licensed as CC-BY-SA." Therefore i should link to the copyright page...i can´t link there, so i will leave this out right?

(30 Jan '13, 09:56) mika

@mika: As sad as it is - you cannot rely on our answers. Please read the full license text and ask your lawyer if there is something not clear or strange or whatever. Generally, not specific to your case, the cited wording "you must" is quite clear. So I cannot understand how you think that you can drop it.

(30 Jan '13, 14:41) aseerel4c26 ♦

"In media where links are not possible (e.g. printed works), we suggest you direct your readers to (perhaps by expanding 'OpenStreetMap' to this full address), to, and if relevant, to"

It's all explained very clearly at .

(30 Jan '13, 16:00) Richard ♦

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