Directions Storage Limitations in Terms of Use

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mtiernay
Directions Storage Limitations in Terms of Use

Hello,

I have a static list of addresses, and I'm looking to use the Directions API to determine the driving distance and driving time in between locations.  Given that this is a static list, I would like to store the driving distance and driving time between these locations.

The terms of use (https://developer.mapquest.com/legal) Restrictions a. vi., however, limit:

  1. store or cache any MapQuest Data

I do not plan on storing any directions or geo-located data.  

Does the terms of use limit my ability to store drive distance or drive time?  

Thank you for your time,

-mike


MQBrianCoakley
Yup, the time and distance
Yup, the time and distance are part of the data produced by the MapQuest directions api so storing that is not allowed.

jasond
Wow, this is worrisome. So

Wow, this is worrisome. So this can't be used for historical reasons to record the specific route that you took?


MQBrianCoakley
I was wrong (not a first).
I was wrong (not a first). With the new backend in place you are now permitted to save this route information as long as you are in a contract with us. So, once you stop paying, you delete all the data.   Sorry for the miscommunication.

jasond
That's good. To clarify (or

That's good. To clarify (or nitpick), saving is permitted with the Free level as well (since there's no paying there)?

I would suggest putting this in the terms or somewhere on the web site. And include how this would apply to desktop and mobile apps (non-web server). There, information may be stored in individual files rather than a central database. If one was to leave MQ, deleting that info could be impossible. In general, this is a frustrating experience. All map services I've looked into mostly assume you are developing a web site and the terms do not make sense.


MQBrianCoakley
Thanks for the information. I
Thanks for the information. I'll definitely forward that on to the team.

mtiernay
Storage with a free account

I'm not sure the question in the last post was answered.

Are we able to store Mapquest data if we only have a free developer account?

Thank you.

-Mike


MQBrianCoakley
Storage of any data contained
Storage of any data contained in the MapQuest api results, outside of Extended Rights Geocodes, is against the Terms & Conditions of the provided services. Sorry for any confusion the responses above may have caused.