Rights and Attribution Statements for Mapzen Services

Mapzen’s data services are built on top of the hard work and remarkable efforts of other open data sources and communities. Use of these underlying sources, either through Mapzen or directly, often requires certain rights and obligations be followed, such as providing an official citation to the originating data provider or sharing any modifications made to the data under similar terms. It is Mapzen’s legal duty to follow all the guidelines set by our data providers. As a user of our services, it is also your legal duty to follow these guidelines as well.

Provide Attribution

If you are using Mapzen services, you should use the following attribution statement:

© Mapzen, OpenStreetMap, and others

HTML snippet:

© <a href="https://www.mapzen.com/rights">Mapzen</a>,  <a href="https://openstreetmap.org/copyright">OpenStreetMap</a>
, and <a href="https://www.mapzen.com/rights/#services-and-data-sources">others</a>.

Attribution should appear in a place that is reasonable to the medium or means you are utilising. The OpenStreetMap Foundation provides attribution examples and general best practices for giving credit to any source.

Other Responsibilities

Some of our data sources include special requirements for you in their terms.

OpenStreetMap is part of most Mapzen services. The OpenStreetMap community has selected the Open Database License (ODbL) Share-Alike license for the project. In addition to crediting the OpenStreetMap project, any additions or changes you make to the data must be made available under the ODbL. Learn more about the Open Database License and its interpretation by OpenStreetMap board.

If a Share-Alike license is a concern for you, please make sure to read the rights pages linked below for the specific Mapzen services you use to determine if it is part of your intended use.

Services and Data Sources

Please ensure that your use of our services and data follows the appropriate rules set by our open data providers. Example language for each service is provided on the pages linked below.

Mapzen Service Upstream Data Sources
Vector Tiles Mapzen Vector Tiles includes data from OpenStreetMap, Natural Earth, and Who’s On First.
Turn-by-Turn / Matrix Mapzen Turn-by-Turn and Matrix service includes data from OpenStreetMap, NASA, USGS, NOAA, and Transitland.
Search Mapzen Search includes data from OpenStreetMap, GeoNames, OpenAddresses, and Who’s On First.
Elevation Service Mapzen Elevation Service includes data from NASA, USGS, and NOAA.
Who’s on First Who’s On First includes data from several sources, including GeoNames, GeoPlanet (Where on Earth, aka “woe”), Natural Earth, OurAirports, Quattroshapes, Zetashapes, and others.

Last Updated: March 30, 2017