[Talk-us] osm data on boston.com, perhaps, definitely not atttributed

Tod Fitch tod at fitchdesign.com
Sat Aug 31 03:19:11 UTC 2013


I've changed a web page from using an embedded Google map using the "Share" with "HTML" option from http://www.openstreetmap.org/ having selected the tiles to be from Mapquest and found that it embeds exactly like that, without the OSM attribution. Seems like if you do it from OSM the attribution should just be there.

For example, plop this into a web page and look to see what you get:

<iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://www.openstreetmap.org/export/embed.html?bbox=-119.1426,34.7812,-119.0945,34.8394&layer=mapquest&marker=34.81261,-119.12715" style="border: 1px solid black">
</iframe>

I guess I could futz with the HTML and setup my own server to be in the middle and have it add the attribution but that is way more than you can expect the average user to do.

-Tod



On Aug 30, 2013, at 4:06 PM, Greg Troxel wrote:

> 
> Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> writes:
> 
>> http://www.boston.com/yourtown/specials/truck_crashes_storrow_memorial_drive/
>> 
>> The data looks like osm, and zooming in near Kendall Square and MGH
>> certainly makes it look like OSM.
>> 
>> Compare page 3 with:
>> 
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/42.36197/-71.07089&layers=N
> 
> I talked with someone at boston.com/globe.com, and now there is
> attribution.  Apparently this is tricky because people use mapquest open
> tiles without realizing that they have to attribute osm when doing so.
> This case was fixed within hours of being pointed out, which is great.
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