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I'm planning to use OSRM router project to collect travel time and compare with some observed data in the field. You can say I want to investigate the Open Street travel time data and publish the analysis as journal article. Do I need any permission from Open Street to use or publishing this type of work?

Thanks with regard.

asked 24 Apr '16, 22:23

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edited 24 Apr '16, 22:24

First of all, the project's name is "OpenStreetMap", not "Open Street" - a frequent error but one that you should not make when publishing an article! If you are unsure about any of the OpenStreetMap facts, you'll always find people here or on the talk mailing list to help you out.

What you are planning to publish is likely a "Produced Work" in the terms of our license, and the only requirement for this is that you make sure the readers of your work are made aware that the data comes from OSM and is licensed under ODbL 1.0.

You don't need permission; in fact there's nobody at OpenStreetMap who could grant you permission since we're all bound by the same license terms.

You can read details about the license on the OSM Foundation Wiki.

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answered 24 Apr '16, 22:28

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Thank you so much Frederick for your generous reply and correcting me. I highly appreciate your cooperation.

(25 Apr '16, 14:34) Mohammad_NDSU

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