Attribution is the act of giving credit to the creator or source of a work or content. In the context of using location-based services, attribution means acknowledging and giving credit to the service provider for providing the map tiles or other location data used in a website or application. Proper attribution is important because it helps ensure that intellectual property rights are respected, and creators are recognized and compensated for their work.
For example, if a website or application is using OpenStreetMap map tiles, the user would need to provide attribution on their website or application. This might include displaying a message on the website or in the application's user interface that says "Maps by OpenStreetMap" or including the OpenStreetMap name with a link to the website.