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Is possible use OpenStreetMap in commercial product. We think to show different popups when hovering over the MAP alternatively show the data in separate Window. Is this possible with out making our code Open Source. The data is not geographical data for example it could be a pie charts of different types of coffee that has been sold at a coffee shop at the current location of the MAP.

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asked 20 Apr '11, 16:14

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edited 14 Feb '13, 16:12

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Possible duplicate of: "Cost of Commercial use".

(29 Aug '13, 14:04) BuZZ-dEE


It is fully possible to use OpenStreetMap in a commercial product. The only thing we require is that you credit OpenStreetMap. However we would prefer donations and that you help making the map better.

We require that any derrivative data to be open. However your data does not seem to be derrivative. It seems as your data have been produced without the help of any OSM data. This does not have to be released under a free licence.

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answered 20 Apr '11, 19:20

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Depending on your usage you might also need to consider the various acceptable use policies, linked from - if you are using OSM tiles for the background then the Tile Usage Policy is perhaps most relevant. If you were to download a data extract and generate your own tiles then these policies wouldn't be an issue.

(21 Apr '11, 07:19) EdLoach ♦

how much is possible to edit OpenStreetMap ? for example if i have to color the map with different colors according with a statistic criteria i create, it is possible? for example to show the concentration of a precise kind of people in a zone with a color and other kind of people with other color in other zone ? Just to know. Thanks.

(13 Jun '17, 23:36) iaio82

@iaio82 please ask a new question and don't pose new questions in answers, thank you

(14 Jun '17, 08:32) SimonPoole ♦

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