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Hello all I have a question regarding legal OSM usage. I'm currently developing an application while using OSM map osm.pbf file integrated in the app.The file is downloaded from Open Street maps and imported into my project.I have no plans of modifying the file , I want just a base map. I will include credits to the OSM and a link.Am I good to go? Does this violates Terms of service ?

asked 15 Nov, 08:25

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edited 15 Nov, 09:52


There is a License and Legal FAQ that you might find helpful.

(15 Nov, 18:27) InsertUser

Anyone can use OSM data, but you need to use proper attribution.

About the osm.pbf file: if you repeatedly download large blocks of data (for instance if every user of your app must download a copy of whole OSM database) there can be a problem. You may want to check out this page too: https://operations.osmfoundation.org/policies/api/

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answered 17 Nov, 08:47

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Thank you for your response.I don't think that's gonna be a problem because I integrated the file inside the project as a source instead of requiring for the file to be downloaded each time from the osm database.

(17 Nov, 14:31) Kospos
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