Licensing terms for downloadable maps
All downloadable maps from Maproom are subject to the royalty-free licensing terms set out here.
1. The Licence
Maproom grants its Licensees a perpetual, worldwide right to reproduce — in whole or in part, and whether in their initial state of supply or edited, modified or augmented in any way — Maproom’s map bases an unlimited number of times for the permitted uses described below without incurring additional fees or royalties.
2. Permitted Uses
– websites (as illustrative content only; see clause 4 below)
– apps for mobile devices
– TV graphics
– printed books
– newspapers and editorial publications
– trade journals
– educational materials
– research reports
– commercial marketing and promotional material
– consumer merchandise
– printed posters, calendars and greetings cards
(No limit on print run applies to books, magazines or newspapers.)
3. Non-Transferable Rights
a) The rights granted are personal to a Licensee and non-transferable, whether the Licensee is an individual or acting on behalf of a company or client. Licensees may not sell, sublicense or give away free any Maproom map base, whether in its initial state of supply or edited, modified or augmented in any way, to another party.
b) Licensees who are acting on behalf of a company or client must take all reasonable steps to prevent third parties from duplicating or distributing Maproom map bases whether they are in their initial state of supply or edited, modified or augmented in any way.
4. Restricted Dissemination on the Internet
a) Licensees are not permitted to make any Maproom map, whether in its initial state of supply or modified or augmented in any way, freely available for sale or free download on the Internet. Usage on websites must be purely in the context of illustrative content.
b) Further to clause 4a) above, maps in SVG format must be converted into JPEG, GIF, PNG, PDF or other non-vector format before uploading to any website. The only exception to this is in the case of web map animation SVG code supplied by Maproom, which is embedded within copyrighted files.
5. Copyright and Credit
a) Aside from the royalty-free licensing terms laid out above, all other rights to the map bases, including, without limitation, copyright, are retained by Maproom.
b) Some Maproom maps contain Ordnance Survey and/or Royal Mail data and include a copyright notice such as: Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right [year]. These copyright notices may be restyled or moved, but not removed, hidden or cropped out of the final published version of the map. More information is available from Ordnance Survey OpenData.
c) The Maproom copyright notice on animated or interactive web maps, which includes a live link to the Maproom website, must not be removed under the terms of the licence.
d) Other Maproom maps do not require a copyright notice on final output but may kindly be credited as follows: Base map © maproom.net
e) Licensees acting on behalf of a company or client must ensure that other parties are aware of these copyright terms.
Permission must be sought from Maproom for any usage not outlined in the terms laid out above. Queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Licensing terms for online maps for business
Maproom’s Online Maps for Business are hosted on our own system and are not downloadable as editable vector artwork files, nor covered by the royalty free licence.