[OSM-dev] Legal question about attribution text on smartphone

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Sun Apr 23 02:29:20 UTC 2017

When you present many layers of inforation, it is a challenge to avoid to encomber the map with too many information while providing attribution to all.
This UAVCompare map analyzes the situation in Mocoa, Colombia, following the mudslide at the beginning of april 2017. This map reflects the response of the Columbia OSM community in collaboration with some international OSM community members.http://pierzen.dev.openstreetmap.org/swipe/UAVCompare-Colombia-Mocoa-before-after.php
Adding / Selecting various layers from various providers, it is not easy to have both a good design and provide attribution to all. My choice was to have a dynamic attribution line at the bottom of the image that list the various image providers. Plus the Layer selection panel credit each image provider. Detailed information with url is accessible via the Credits url link at the bottom of the screen. 


      De : "Stadin, Benjamin" <Benjamin.Stadin at heidelberg-mobil.com>
 À : Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>; Rory McCann <rory at technomancy.org> 
Cc : "dev at openstreetmap.org" <dev at openstreetmap.org>; "legal-talk at openstreetmap.org" <legal-talk at openstreetmap.org>
 Envoyé le : samedi 22 avril 2017 18h30
 Objet : Re: [OSM-dev] Legal question about attribution text on smartphone
#yiv6907453065 #yiv6907453065 -- _filtered #yiv6907453065 {panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;} _filtered #yiv6907453065 {font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}#yiv6907453065 #yiv6907453065 p.yiv6907453065MsoNormal, #yiv6907453065 li.yiv6907453065MsoNormal, #yiv6907453065 div.yiv6907453065MsoNormal {margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:12.0pt;}#yiv6907453065 a:link, #yiv6907453065 span.yiv6907453065MsoHyperlink {color:blue;text-decoration:underline;}#yiv6907453065 a:visited, #yiv6907453065 span.yiv6907453065MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple;text-decoration:underline;}#yiv6907453065 span.yiv6907453065E-Mail-Formatvorlage17 {font-family:Calibri;color:windowtext;}#yiv6907453065 span.yiv6907453065msoIns {text-decoration:underline;color:teal;}#yiv6907453065 .yiv6907453065MsoChpDefault {font-size:10.0pt;} _filtered #yiv6907453065 {margin:70.85pt 70.85pt 2.0cm 70.85pt;}#yiv6907453065 div.yiv6907453065WordSection1 {}#yiv6907453065 It’s not our app, but this is an (indoor) map SDK which can be integrated into other native iOS and Android apps. A list (UIActionSheet on iOS) appears when our logo is tapped, showing multiple links (including a link to www.openstreetmap.org/copyright). Having our logo visible is a legal requirement also, and it wouldn’t be convenient to place the list with multiple legal links not associated to OSM behind the OSM attribution logo or text.    If we need to show two logos it would waste space for navigation controls and building / floor selection UI elements.    Since the map view will be used in other apps, we cannot control what is shown on the splash screen. We can place it there for our own apps, and ask customers of our SDK to place it there. But from experience this is often forgotten, and I’d rather prefer a permanent solution and give credit to OSM one way or another on the map view.    Cheers Ben       Von: Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
Datum: Freitag, 21. April 2017 um 12:49
An: Rory McCann <rory at technomancy.org>
Cc: "dev at openstreetmap.org" <dev at openstreetmap.org>, "legal-talk at openstreetmap.org" <legal-talk at openstreetmap.org>
Betreff: Re: [OSM-dev] Legal question about attribution text on smartphone    

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On 21. Apr 2017, at 12:10, Rory McCann <rory at technomancy.org> wrote: 
So I dunno? Maybe? There could be ways around it if you don't want to include it on every map page. Does your app have a loading/spash screen? Including an attribution there, which is shown every time the app is started might meet the requirements. 
      have you seen this page? https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Legal_FAQ    generally, if there is enough space for your logo, there should also be for osm (on pages showing maps). If there's space for just one attribution, why not use it to attribute osm? The user will more likely be aware who you are (as he's using your app) than he will be that your map data comes from osm, so prioritizing OSM attribution seems to make sense        cheers, Martin  _______________________________________________
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