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Hello all,

I recently came across the service where you can style your own map and have them print it. I ordered a map and really liked it. I think they use OSM data to create the map. Do they not need to give attribution on the printout of the map?

What If I created some maps myself by downloading data from and applying my own style to it? Do I need to give attribution here? Can I just print it on anything and sell it because I created the style? Would it be enough to give attribution on my projects website?

Hope you can help me :)


Edit: is a similar site to On their website on the bottom they give the attribution "Map data: OpenStreetMap contributors". Is this enough?

asked 07 May '18, 20:55

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edited 07 May '18, 21:28

They do announce that they use OSM data - but it is rather hidden in an FAQ: []

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answered 08 May '18, 10:10

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But is this enough attribution? If you hide it somewhere. Do you not have to give attribution on the actual map printout as well?

(08 May '18, 10:13) waca12

Yes, you do.

(08 May '18, 21:09) Richard ♦ says "for a browsable electronic map (e.g. embedded in a web page or mobile phone application), the credit should typically appear in the corner of the map". IANAL but to me "should" sounds like a preference and not a requirement. Nevertheless, have you tried to contact mapiful to ask them about proper attribution (in a polite way)?

(09 May '18, 08:06) scai ♦

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