For a customer I have to produce different Â«descriptions of wayÂ». As I want
to implement a map, I’m wondering, if I could use printscreens of openstreetmap.org.
Of course I would mention on the descriptions, that I got the map from OpenStreetMap.
Does anybody know, if I can use these maps for a Â«commercialÂ» project?
I’m also planning on using OSM data in a book I am working on. I will edit the maps in Adobe Illustrator so they match the design of the other maps on our books.
Would it be acceptable to have the following credit on each map: Base mapping CC-by-SA Openstreetmap.org or Base mapping Openstreetmap.org (c) with more detailed information about the licence on a map credits pages at the back of the book?
BTW, I’m also contributing to the OSM project as there are several towns that we needed maps of so we are mapping these from scratch.
Also I understand that the maps I publish as part of my book need to have the same licence as the original OSM data. Does this just apply to the data or is my whole book then free for other people to copy, which would obviously be a huge issue for my publisher.
I will ask a lawyer about this just to make sure that I am doing everything properly.
I understand that a CC licence should only apply to the underlying map data if the map has been edited to be unique to the publication, in which case the rest of the publication can be copyright. However just exporting a PDF and including this in the book in the original OSM styling may be a different situation.
I would assume that OSM ideal of truly free maps would encourage commercial use as long as those that use the maps give back to the OSM project either by contributing to the mapping effort or by sponsoring OSM events.