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Can I use 'Openlayers Sat' imagery to create animations for broadcast television use, as long as I credit OpenStreetMap in the program?

asked 17 Apr '15, 12:07

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closed 17 Apr '15, 12:30

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I'm not sure what you mean by "'Openlayers Sat' imagery" here. Perhaps it might be easier to discuss on an IRC channel such as #osm - see for details. There you might be able to explain what data you're talking about, and people might be able to point you in the direction of who to ask about it.

(17 Apr '15, 12:38) SomeoneElse ♦

… but you also could explain it here (login first and then click "add new comment" here) and we will try to help you to find your way.

(17 Apr '15, 22:45) aseerel4c26 ♦

Thank you! I'm using a plugin for C4D (3d software) called 'DEM Earth'. This automatically searches for and downloads available map data on the web, including satellite imagery. I wanted to use the satellite images in a TV show I'm working on. I (obviously mistakenly) thought the satellite images were taken from OpenstreetMap. Looks like I was wrong about that. However, whilst I'm here, does anyone know if there is a service similar to OpenstreetMap that could provide me with free to use Satellite images? OpenLayers only displays copyright imagery from elsewhere, so I can't use that.

(20 Apr '15, 09:57) Withnail72

No, there are no satellite / aerial layers provided by OpenStreetMap. There are some satellite / aerial layers licenced as usable in OpenStreetMap editors, but to use one of these for something else you'd need to contact the provider of the imagery.

(20 Apr '15, 10:06) SomeoneElse ♦

@Withnail72: Have a look at or (e.g. (more or less raw and coarse resolution) images from landsat may have no/very soft license restrictions. Some of those may be useful for you, too. However, remember that "somehow usable for OSM contributors" does not necessarily mean the same for your use.

(20 Apr '15, 13:59) aseerel4c26 ♦

I'll head over and take a look at those resources. Thank you for taking the time to help!

(20 Apr '15, 15:14) Withnail72
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The question has been closed for the following reason "Question is off-topic or not relevant" by SimonPoole 17 Apr '15, 12:30

OpenStreetMap, actually better the OpenStreetMap Foundation does not provide any satellite or aerial imagery for general use (with some exceptions for tracing), so you are clearly knocking on the wrong door here. Further note OpenLayers is an unrelated software project see .

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edited 17 Apr '15, 12:32

OpenStreetMap does not provide satellite imagery. I think you are confusing the service providers. And OpenLayers is a map display software.

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answered 17 Apr '15, 12:33

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