Key:attribution

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Description
The data source of the information used to tag and/or place this element
Group: Annotation
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
may be used on ways
may be used on areas
may be used on relations
Implies
that this comes from some other kind of data source
Status: Unspecified

This key is mostly used for bulk imports, but also when you base your edits on a data set.

Source information on object level is often considered deprecated. Please consider attributing and naming the source meta information on the changeset instead.

Note that any user of OSM data may filter OSM data in any way imaginable, including in a way that (intentionally or unintentionally) removes attribution tags. The only legally required publicly visible attribution is [1]. Therefore, no tag is an acceptable place for legally required attribution!

Examples

See also

  • source=* preferred tag for the list of sources used for an edit