Need to add maps to a guidebook, any experts out there?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by rokklym, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    Anyone know of a way to add maps to a guidebook that would be sold? I'm looking for legit options and don't know how to find the answers. Google searches haven't been very good in getting me results.
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  2. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I'm curious what a guidebook is ?

    the last time i heard that phrase it was being used by the meetearl guy, and is definition wasn't very solid.
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  3. PepperDog

    PepperDog Been here awhile

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    Seems like a copyright question. Do you mean you're looking for copyright-free map images for commercial use in print?
    Couldn't you use images from Open Street Maps?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap

    https://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright
    OpenStreetMap® is open data, licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF).

    You are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt our data, as long as you credit OpenStreetMap and its contributors. If you alter or build upon our data, you may distribute the result only under the same licence.


    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/...ave_to_apply_your_license_to_my_whole_work.3F
    3c. If I make something with OSM data, do I now have to apply your license to my whole work?
    No. For example, if you have written a game or published an artistic map which includes OSM data, only the data is covered by the license. This is called a Produced Work.

    However, if you make a database which includes OSM data and any additional information (including using information to decide on OSM features NOT to include in your database), then this would be classed as a "derivative database" and should be made available under the Open Database License as in 3b above.
    From this I would think illustrations in a guidebook, whether print or ebook, seem to be an acceptable use as long as you clearly credit the source.
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  4. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    Thanks for the reply! Yeah, basically what I am looking for is maps to use in a publication that will not infringe on copyrights. Whether it is free or paid doesn't matter as much as long as it is OK to use.
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  5. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    the osm will have what you want or need as long as you give them credit for it.
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