Hey, In Illustrator I'm drawing up a an outline map of Europe including country borders based on a screen shot from OSM. The intended use is for a commercially printed book. The OSM map/screen shot it self will not appear in the book but only my own drawn up outline map.

Do I still credit OSM for the use of the base map to create my own work? And in that case how?

Kind regards Rasmus

asked 20 Jun '18, 14:44

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At the scale you're drawing them, country borders are probably not a "substantial" extract from OSM so I would say no. You could just as easily take them from a public domain (copyright-free) dataset such as Natural Earth and you wouldn't need any attribution.

But it's very decent of you to ask!

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answered 20 Jun '18, 22:31

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Since you dont use the OSM map but an cover made by yourself it is still based on OSM and its coubtributers. You should credit OSM by mentioning it somewhere in your book. But read these lines as well, https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/License/Use_Cases

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answered 20 Jun '18, 17:15

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