[OSM-talk] Using maps produced from OSM data

Colin Mackay colin.mackay at gmail.com
Sun Mar 19 10:40:59 GMT 2006

Normally when I see maps on the web based on Ordnance Survey data, or in
publications, there is a copyright notice that says "(c) Crown Copyright.
All Rights Reserved. License No. ABC123XYZ" so wouldn't something along the
lines of "(c) Open Street Map 2006. Some Rights Reserverd." There is also a
small piece of HTML that you can down load from the CC website (I couldn't
find the locale neutral version) Here's what it looks like for Scots Law:

<!--Creative Commons License--><a rel="license" href="
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/scotland/"><img alt="Creative
Commons License" border="0" src="
is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/scotland/">Creative Commons
Licence</a>.<!--/Creative Commons License--><!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns="
http://web.resource.org/cc/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
  <Work rdf:about="">
   <license rdf:resource="
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/scotland/" />
 <dc:type rdf:resource="http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage" />
  <License rdf:about="
http://web.resource.org/cc/Reproduction"/><permits rdf:resource="
http://web.resource.org/cc/Distribution"/><requires rdf:resource="
http://web.resource.org/cc/Notice"/><requires rdf:resource="
http://web.resource.org/cc/Attribution"/><permits rdf:resource="
http://web.resource.org/cc/DerivativeWorks"/><requires rdf:resource="
http://web.resource.org/cc/ShareAlike"/></License></rdf:RDF> -->

However, The biggest different I could see between the Scots Law version and
others is a section on "Derogatory Treatment" - The Scots Law licence does
not permit it. Sorry, I'm going off on a tangent.

Back to the point. I think a simple copyright statement with a link to the
relevant license (as in the above HTML - but the locale neutral version) is
all that is needed. There can be some text embedded in the image with a
copyright notice also.


On 19/03/06, Andy Robinson <Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> It would be helpful to know what should be visible, in terms of the
> licence,
> on Colin's (and anyone elses) map. Perhaps a licence link overlay
> somewhere
> on the map itself much as other online mapping sites that permit some
> level
> of reproduction do? I'm thinking a simple licence reference/link below the
> map perhaps wouldn't be sufficient?
> Andy
> Andy Robinson
> Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
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