[Talk-us] FBI using OSM on website... without attribution

Dale Puch dale.puch at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 19:37:31 UTC 2017

A better route is to contact http://leafletjs.com/ since they are providing
the actual map data thru their script.  Also they probably do so for lots
of other sites.
Leaflet does attribute Openstreetmap at the bottom of their main page page

Dale Puch

On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 2:36 PM, David Kewley <david.t.kewley at gmail.com>

> It looks like all the FBI field office sites are essentially part of the
> national site, so they're all probably managed centrally. They all credit
> Leaflet in the map widget, and use OSM tiles without crediting OSM.
> It's been years since I've noticed webmaster links, like we used to have
> in the early days of the Web. Poking around, I couldn't find any technical
> feedback links at all on fbi.gov. Ideas for contacting someone who might
> be able to help with this issue:
>    - Call the national FBI number: (202) 324-3000 from
>    https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/fbi-headquarters
>    <https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/fbi-headquarters>.
>    - Email one of the Community Outreach addresses available at various
>    field offices ("Community Outreach" link near the top of each field
>    office's page). E.g. for the San Francisco office, it's
>    outreach.sf at ic.fbi.gov from https://www.fbi.gov/
>    contact-us/field-offices/sanfrancisco/community-outreach-1
>    <https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/sanfrancisco/community-outreach-1>.
>    Some other field offices also have outreach email addresses.
>    - On their "Businesses" page https://www.fbi.gov/resources/businesses,
>    they have a link for "Intellectual Property Theft/Piracy" at
>    https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/white-collar-crime/piracy-ip-theft
>    <https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/white-collar-crime/piracy-ip-theft>.
>    While this issue seems economically tiny compared to the IP theft issues
>    they tend to spend time on, it might be possible to get someone's help this
>    way, since it's their own website. (Although the reporting methods I found
>    went to other offices, not obviously directly to the FBI.)
> I won't be following up on these in the foreseeable future, but if someone
> else does follow up, please let us all know what happens.
> David
> On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Joseph R. Justice <jayarejay at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 4:14 PM, Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/denver
>>> See map in upper right part of page
>> Does either the page for the Denver field office, and/or the nation-wide
>> field office locator referred to in a separate post in this thread, include
>> a "Contact the Webmaster" sort of link?  Or even just a "Contact Us" link?
>> Those would be a first obvious point of contact, I'd think...
>> Joseph
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