Terms and Conditions

These maps are used on many websites and in many applications, and we want to encourage that as much as possible. Since there are limits to everyone’s resources, here are some simple guidelines.



Technical Details


Thunderforest Global Maps Services

High Traffic Services

Some sites and applications prove to be extremely popular, sometimes unexpectedly. If this turns out to be the case for you, then we will get in touch and ask you to upgrade to an appropriate service plan.

If you experience a sudden surge of traffic on a small project, the last thing you want is to be landed with an unexpected bill. We won’t charge you for a short-term traffic surge - instead, we can temporarily throttle traffic to avoid you going over your quota. If you’d rather pay for all surge traffic and ensure a constant service during unexpected events, then please get in touch.

Bulk Downloads

It’s a popular feature on many mobile applications to provide the ability to pre-cache or bulk download areas of the map - your customers can do this from the comfort of their own home, and avoid roaming charges and delays on slower connections. However, the number of requests generated by even a small number of users is significant, and so this is not permitted on the Hobby Project or Solo Developer service plans.

Please don’t perform any bulk downloads without an appropriate service plan - if you do, we reserve the right to block or restrict your account without warning.

If you wish to make bulk downloads, please upgrade your account to the Small Business plan or higher.