Yes, you must include the proper credits, at least for those who
modified the pictures from the public domain original. According to
, those images
were created by Eric Pierce
) and James D. Forrester
). I believe that in this
case, crediting the two authors and linking to the Wikipedia article
should be sufficient. It would also be polite, though not legally
necessary, to credit the creator of the original public domain image,
The General Libraries of The University of Texas at Austin
). However, you should probably read
for more details.
David Blomstrom wrote:
Wikipedia uses a series of location maps on articles
about the states,
- the the map on the right
side of the page, just below the state flag and seal.
It sounds like I'm allowed to use these images on my website as long as
I include the proper credit. The only problem is the credits are awfully
long for images this small; I don't want to insert a big credit on each
So I wanted to ask if these maps belong to Wikipedia in the first
place...or are they public domain?
Incidentally, I will be linking my pags to Wikipedia; in fact, I already