Can I use osm tiles in Android or not? I have found many opposite opinions.

Just simple question, can I use https://tile.openstreetmap.org/-------.png or not?

https://operations.osmfoundation.org/policies/tiles/

Heavy use (e.g. distributing an app that uses tiles from openstreetmap.org) is forbidden without prior permission from the System Administrators. See below for alternatives. - what is heavy use

Highly Recommended: Do not hardcode any URL at tile.openstreetmap.org into an app. - this seems also not so clear, i dont have to hardcode it and still use it

Valid HTTP User-Agent identifying application. Faking another app’s User-Agent WILL get you blocked. - even osmdroid is asking for identifing of application - so seems that its possible and osmdroid is also using tile server by openstreetmap.org

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Slippy_map_tilenames has also links to tile.openstreetmap.org

My app will use 19 zoom for very small views (i guess up to 5x5 tiles at most per one usage - tens of minutes)

asked 21 Mar '18, 21:35

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