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Please help in finding these answers to me (I'm right now working on an App that needs offline maps FYI):

  1. Is it legal to use openstreetmaps in a commercial grade mobile/ web app?
  2. Does openstreetmap cover all locations offlne similar to what Google maps provide online; I primarily need the offline maps of woods area across USA, UK where there is no in-habitation, so do you think such areas are covered in the offline map?
  3. How often these maps get updated?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!


asked 11 Apr '13, 09:59

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closed 11 Apr '13, 13:23

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The question has been closed for the following reason "Duplicate Questions - please search this page, all your questions are already answered. Also: Please don't combine different questions." by aseerel4c26 11 Apr '13, 13:23

1) yes, see You'll have to mention OSM as your data source.

2) OSM provides raw data. It means that you can build you own online/offline maps as you want. Regarding the data content, have a look at it. It may fit your need or not depending on the actual coverage.

3) raw data are updated "live": see

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answered 11 Apr '13, 11:03

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