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This key differs significantly between OpenStreetMap and OpenHistoricalMap. For definitions and usage instructions in OpenHistoricalMap, see OpenHistoricalMap/Tags/Key/license.
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OpenHistoricalMap key that indicates the data license associated with the feature Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: annotations
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Status: deprecated

This key is added to individual features in OpenHistoricalMap to indicate the license associated with that feature. It is not used in OpenStreetMap for this purpose, because the whole OpenStreetMap database shares a common license. Any occurrence in OpenStreetMap is either a mistake or cruft from an import.


As of May 2023, the vast majority of occurrences of this key in OSM came from the 2013 Regional Transportation District bus stop import, but the license tag value it used is misleading. A handful of other occurrences come from:

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