[Osmf-talk] Made with OpenStreetMap

Chisom Ejeh chisomejeh at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 12:29:27 UTC 2021


This is a great idea and would help push OSM data across boundaries though
it will also emphasize the growing need for data quality/precision😉.

On Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 11:38 AM Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de> wrote:

> On 13.11.21 12:54, Heikki Vesanto wrote:
> > I think OpenStreetMap should have something similar on the copyright
> > page. A logo that says "Made with OpenStreetMap", and also includes the
> > required attribution verbiage. Might help make attribution something to
> > be proud of as well, instead of an afterthought.
>
> I like this idea a lot!
>
> It's often said that one of the main benefits of attribution is to
> increase the visibility of our project and maybe even attract new
> contributors. But the legally required attribution isn't really designed
> for that. I suspect most map users habitually ignore the commonplace
> legal text in the corners of maps. (And of course, even if someone
> clicks on the OpenStreetMap link, they end up on osm.org/copyright,
> which is not a great landing page for people new to OSM.)
>
> An attractive logo that proudly advertises the origin of the data would
> be much more likely to get positive attention. So it would be great to
> offer templates that make it easy for users of OSM data to include such
> a logo.
>
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