[OSM-dev] open MapQuest tiles: unclear on what's allowed

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Tue Aug 23 00:11:59 BST 2011

On 22/08/11 23:24, Michael Katz wrote:

> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/MapQuest
> I am not clear if I am allowed to scrape and cache tiles using URLs of
> the form
> <http://otile1.mqcdn.com/tiles/1.0.0/osm/8/126/87.png>
> http://otile1.mqcdn.com/tiles/1.0.0/osm/8/126/87.png
> Am I allowed to scrape (and cache, and serve) as many of those as I want
> as long as I don't request more than 4,000 per second (and as long as I
> give proper attribution to MapQuest)?

I imagine if you want an answer to that question you should ask MapQuest 
rather than the OpenStreeMap project... The details all appear to be on 
the page you quoted.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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