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The OpenStreetMap can't be used in China now.

We have set up a project using OpenStreetMap to show point marker in the map, which is very simple. But the OpenStreetMap can't be used, what a pity!

Is there any way to use the OpenStreetMap in China?


asked 24 Jan, 09:27

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Definitely not legally. The Communist Party of China very tightly controls cartography in that country. You can probably use f-droid to get Osmand on your phone and use OpenStreetMap that way, but, having maps the Party doesn't like is very likely to land you in hot water the next time your phone gets searched at a checkpoint.

I advise that you consult a legal expert for more specific information.

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answered 24 Jan, 18:47

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Baloo Uriza
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edited 25 Jan, 15:54

so kind of you, thankx. I'm the website's owner, and I want to do something could let others to visit the website with OpenStreetMap function without doing anything. Is there anything I can do?

(25 Jan, 00:49) maqiutian
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