[OSM-legal-talk] using openstreetmap

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Wed Apr 15 11:11:18 BST 2009

On 15 Apr 2009, at 10:56, Jukka Rahkonen wrote:

> Frederik Ramm <frederik at ...> writes:
>> Hi,
>> Mohamad Ali wrote:
>>> 1.We develop a tracking system used for GPS devices, so we display  
>>> the
>>> vehicles on map in real time,..
> ...
>>> My question is : what are the terms and conditions of using '  
>>> OpenStreetMap
>>> ' for a tracking system?
>>> I mean can we use it  for commercial use?
>> Yes, commercial use is unrestricted.
> This does not mean that the use of servers serving OSM maps is  
> unrestricted.
> Prepare to set up an own server or to build other kind of system  
> based on static
> maps.

If you don't want the hassle of setting up your own server and you are  
likely to have enough demand, you can look for a company that provides  
a service of serving you tiles.

Disclaimer: I work for one such company, (CloudMade) that provides  
custom styles, as one of their services.


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