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I have created several map images using OpenStreetMap data. Is it OK/legal to use a Creative Commons license for these images based on raw OSM data? I would want to add proper attribution in cases where some people might repost or copy these images in their websites.

asked 19 Dec '17, 01:51

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nearly the same question: allowed-tiles-licences

(21 Dec '17, 07:10) aseerel4c26 ♦

OpenStreetMap's current license, the Open Database License (ODbL), allows you to pick any license for "produced works" that you create from our data. Map images are "produced works", so yes, you can use any Creative Commons license for such images.

You still need to ensure that people are made aware that the raw data you used is originally from OpenStreetMap and licensed under the ODbL. In practice, that information would typically be listed alongside your own attribution.

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answered 20 Dec '17, 21:38

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