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is it legal to screenshot a part of the map and add it as JPEG on a website (commercial)? For sure I would add the link to openstreetmap in the imprint. Since it is a screenshot there isn't any chance to add the link on the screenshot itself.


asked 18 Dec '18, 03:51

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Great that you want to use OSM! We have no extra restrictions for commercial use. Just follow the requirements detailed on https://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright . For the location of the attribution see our FAQ entry on this at https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Licence/Licence_and_Legal_FAQ#Where_to_put_it.3F . Since this exact use is not mentioned I would go for resembling the "browsable electronic map" use and put a attribution and link (in small text size) directly below the image - where it would also typically appear if it was a browsable map. Only mentioning the attribution in the general imprint of the website may be not satisfying the licenses requirements. In the end the legal interpretation of the licenses text is what counts - you may want to ask a lawyer about this.

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answered 18 Dec '18, 07:05

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edited 18 Dec '18, 07:06

Taking a screenshot is basically embedding a "static map". Fully allowed and supported, the requirements are no different then they are for dynamic maps.

See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Static_map_images

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