Revised Maps Terms of Use (March 2021)

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These changes to the Maps Terms of Use were announced on March 22, 2021 and went into effect on April 5, 2021. Under the Maps Terms of Use, we committed to providing 14 days notice before changes are made to this policy. If you have any further suggestions, please add them on the discussion page.

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Revision[edit]

The following section in the current Maps Terms of Use was modified:

Using maps in third-party services[edit]

Wikimedia Maps may not be used by third-party services outside of the Wikimedia projects. We may make limited allowances for services that support the Wikimedia projects, such as community tools hosted on Wikimedia Cloud Services.

We reserve the right to discontinue or change our service, block or limit certain users or applications, or take other measures in cases at our sole discretion at any time without notice.

If you use the Wikimedia Maps service for your third-party project, please respect our limited services and resources. If you use the service too heavily, it could affect the service's stability for others or degrade our quality of service.

If you are developing an application that uses the Wikimedia Maps service, you must provide a valid HTTP User-Agent that includes your application, version, and sufficient information to easily contact you (e.g., your email address).

The following are prohibited on the Wikimedia Maps service:

  1. Use for anything other than supporting the Wikimedia projects (for example, you may build a tool for Wikipedia editors, but you may not use it for an unrelated app or business)
  2. Excessive downloading (such as downloading significant areas of tiles for later offline usage)
  3. Accessing the service without a proper HTTP User-Agent or HTTP referer
  4. Using the service without compliance with any license or copyright terms


Comparison[edit]

Changes from the previous Maps Terms of Use highlighted in yellow.

Previous Terms of Use Text being revised

If you use the Wikimedia Maps service for your third-party project (that is, outside of the Wikimedia projects), please respect our limited services and resources. We reserve the right to discontinue or change our service, block or limit certain users or applications, or take other measures in cases at our sole discretion at any time without notice. If you use the service too heavily, it could affect the service's stability for others or degrade our quality of service.

Wikimedia Maps may not be used by third-party services outside of the Wikimedia projects. We may make limited allowances for services that support the Wikimedia projects, such as community tools hosted on Wikimedia Cloud Services.

We reserve the right to discontinue or change our service, block or limit certain users or applications, or take other measures in cases at our sole discretion at any time without notice.

If you use the Wikimedia Maps service for your third-party project, please respect our limited services and resources. If you use the service too heavily, it could affect the service's stability for others or degrade our quality of service.

The following are prohibited on the Wikimedia Maps service:

  1. Excessive downloading (such as downloading significant areas of tiles for later offline usage)
  2. Accessing the service without a proper HTTP User-Agent or HTTP referer
  3. Using the service without compliance with any license or copyright terms

The following are prohibited on the Wikimedia Maps service:

  1. Use for anything other than supporting the Wikimedia projects (for example, you may build a tool for Wikipedia editors, but you may not use it for an unrelated app or business)
  2. Excessive downloading (such as downloading significant areas of tiles for later offline usage)
  3. Accessing the service without a proper HTTP User-Agent or HTTP referer
  4. Using the service without compliance with any license or copyright terms