[OSM-dev] API 0.6 returns 403 forbidden

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Thu May 14 09:46:21 BST 2009

We have draft tile usage policy document on the wiki [1] but not a generic
one that includes the API as far as I can see. We should either add
something to the Getting Data [2] page or extend the tile useage page to
cover the API as well?

[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tile_usage_policy
[2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Getting_Data

Jeffrey, if Tom's assertion is correct and you can confirm what you were up
to and that you will use planet in future for bulk data we can get your IP
opened up again.



>-----Original Message-----
>From: dev-bounces at openstreetmap.org [mailto:dev-bounces at openstreetmap.org]
>On Behalf Of Tom Hughes
>Sent: 14 May 2009 8:32 AM
>To: Jeffrey Warren
>Cc: dev at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [OSM-dev] API 0.6 returns 403 forbidden
>Jeffrey Warren wrote:
>> Hi, I suddenly started getting "403 - Forbidden" from my any machine. I
>> also get a 403 when i simply go to "www.openstreetmap.org
>> <http://www.openstreetmap.org>" in a browser (just discovered this...).
>> Have I been blacklisted or is this an outage?
>I suspect you're the person I blocked last night because you were
>apparently trying to scrape map data from the API with a large number of
>presumably automated map calls.
>If you are the person I blocked then in the last four days you've made a
>total of 8186 map calls, an average of about 1.5 a minute.
>If you want bulk data, please use the planet dump not the API to get it.
>Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)
>dev mailing list
>dev at openstreetmap.org

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