[OSM-dev] FW: using OpenStreetMap api

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Wed Apr 15 11:07:45 BST 2009


D Tucny wrote:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tile_usage_policy
> The key bits that would be potentially relevant in your situation are
> 1) that you shouldn't bulk download tiles, i.e. don't download all the tiles
> in an area to host directly on your own server
> 2) the point on heavy users, which might not be an issue now, but, if your
> site is, or becomes, busy then you should look into either setting up your
> own local tile rendering instance, or, look at commercial providers of
> rendered tiles such that you are not overloading the project public tile
> server...

...or use the tiles at home tile server which has no restricted usage policy.


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