Why not ask your question on the new OpenStreetMap Community Forum?

Hello, I've sent an email the te legal department but havent gotten a response back yet.

My plan was to get the latitude and longitude information from different points on the map. My original plan was to use Google Places API but they don't have the locations that I'm needing.

I know where the locations, I just haven't found any legal ways to get the latitude and longitude information.

I want to download the information from OSM and save it into my Database so that users of my app will be able to find the locations as they will be displayed on the map.

I don't plan on using the OSM maps as I've already set up the current map with another provider that I can't change just yet.

That is where I'm unsure of how to properly credit OSM. My thought was to just add it to the Terms of Service or Privacy Policy for the app, but within the app itself do I also need to credit OSM within the app, like on screen within the app?

The information I plan on getting from OSM will be Latitude, Longitude, City, State, Zip Code, and Adress in some cases if it's available. It will be for commercial use, Is there a separate License I will need for that?

From what I could tell I wouldn't need a License but I'm not positive.

asked 12 Oct, 13:24

Tecmek's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

Be the first one to answer this question!
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 12 Oct, 13:24

question was seen: 168 times

last updated: 12 Oct, 13:24

powered by OSQA