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I would like to place an OSM slippy map on a static site which I expect to have less than 10,000 hits per month. As I am not very familiar with OSM, I was very happy to discover that its easy to generate the necessary HTML using the export tab. It should look similar to this jsfiddle.

However, I am confused about the usage guide lines. There are different tile servers (and I am not sure which one I am actually using) with different tile usage policies, different JavaScript libraries, different hints about attribution and so on. So, for the OSM noob:

  • Would my use case meet the tile usage guide lines of the default tile server?
  • Would further attribution be necessary (other than the hints included in the exported iframe)?
  • What is the traffic level where I should consider alternative tile servers?

If there is anything else to consider, I am grateful for any hints!

asked 22 Apr '13, 09:41

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edited 13 Nov '13, 16:44

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aseerel4c26 ♦

Please only use one question per "question" entry here. For the "attribution" part see copyright page or dozens of previous questions on this site.

(13 Nov '13, 16:45) aseerel4c26 ♦

I assume that you already know the OSM wiki page about Tile_usage_policy

There are more hints about using tiles from the main servers.

But you have to tell us first how your implementaztion works. Then we can help you in detail.

Also see Deploying_your_own_Slippy_Map

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answered 22 Apr '13, 16:34

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Thanks for your answer! My "implementation" will not be any more complex than what I have done in this jsfiddle. There is no additional JavaScript involved and I do not require any programmatic interaction with the map, I just want to show it.

(23 Apr '13, 07:40) benedolph

Then you are using the official tile server and the tile usage policy linked by Stephan applies. The same page also lists alternative tile servers with different usage policies.

(23 Apr '13, 10:13) scai ♦

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