[Talk-GB] UK Licences

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Tue Sep 10 12:48:02 UTC 2019

I'd like to see some guidance on whether data can be taken directly
from a business's website and entered directly into OSM. eg. on the
"contact us" page there is often address, postcode, phone number,
opening hours. This page
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:postal_code says "You can even
look them up on the official website of the place" which suggests you
can, but normal copyright of websites would suggest you can't. A clear
statement one way or the other would be useful (I may have missed


On Tue, 10 Sep 2019 at 11:26, Jez Nicholson <jez.nicholson at gmail.com> wrote:
> (reposted with a subject line)
> I just updated the https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_Tagging_Guidelines#Copyright_Infringement section.
> Your input (on the wiki) to assist new and existing UK mappers would be greatly appreciated.
> It does seem heavily Ordnance Survey dominated. I'm sure that other data sources have been ratified as usable.
> Regards,
>              Jez
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