[OSM-talk] Using OSM maps in a mobile navigator

Fabrizio Giudici fabrizio.giudici at tidalwave.it
Thu Jul 17 14:59:32 BST 2008

Ok, thanks. I've added a quick-and-dirty about box with all the info  
(the icon overlay on the map requires more work, since shrinking the  
icon to a reasonable size turns it into a random cluster of pixels).

May I just suggest to add a URL redirector at


that points to http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Attribution?  
The latter is really long for a mobile device, it needs wrapping for  
rendering and wrapping is not aesthetically pleasing.


On Jul 17, 2008, at 15:14 , Iván Sánchez Ortega wrote:

> El Jueves, 17 de Julio de 2008, Fabrizio Giudici escribió:
>> I've recently added support for OSM maps (BTW, it's the default
>> provider) in an open source mobile navigator that I've developed. I'm
>> guessing which is the best way to give credits to OSM in my
>> application
> Well, the current CC license specifies that the attribution notice  
> has to be
> reasonable to the medium.
> In other words, if your mobile navigator has limited screen real  
> state, you
> may choose to display or not to display an OSM logo or copyright  
> notice in
> the main screen.
> A simple splash screen with the logo and URL is fine. A notice on  
> the "about"
> section of your program (if you have it) is fine. However, please do  
> link to
> www.openstreetmap.org *and* either the license page on the wiki[1]  
> or the
> CC-by-sa license[2].
> [1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Attribution
> [2] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
> As we have seen in The State of the Map last weekend, displaying the  
> names of
> all contributors can be a daunting task.
> Cheers,
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