The OpenStreetMap receives
–Awarded the social impact and social design of mappers efforts and qualities –
by Hiroshi Miura
Representative director and founder,
OpenStreetMap Foundation Japan, General Incorporated Association
October, 4, 2014
Tokyo, Japan – The OpenStreetMap(OSM), the project that creates and distributes free geographic data for the world, was prized “Good Design Award 2014” organized by Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP).
We started OSM because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive, or unexpected ways.
OSM wins the award especially for “Marvelous at global success and high quality geographic data with entirely-open license. Promising many application such as infrastructure for a disaster prevention and relief. “, “世界的に成功しており品質の高い地図データが完全にオープンに提供されていることは驚異的である。防災情報の基盤など各種の応用が期待できる。” in Japanese, as a result of gathering geographic information by mappers world wide and initiative with freedom of geographic data.
OpenStreetMap Foundation Japan, General Incorporated Association(OSMFJ), will promote a participation of mappings and utilizations of OSM in this opportunity. OSMFJ will also strongly promote a map design and a public participation for applications of OSM such as disaster relief.
The award is certainly an accomplishment of OpenStreetMap community, and the winner is just YOU, each of the Mappers.
will display OSM applications at the Good Design Award exhibition. We
will start Crowd funding promotion program on this occasion. Details
will be shared on OSMFJ web page (http://www.osmf.jp/)
and OSM Japan community site (https://openstreetmap.jp/).
A project to create the map by crowd sourcing such as Wikipedia. Marvelous at global success and high quality geographic data with entirely-open license. Promising many application such as infrastructure for a disaster prevention and relief.
We will display OpenStreetMap applications at Good design exhibition 2014 in Tokyo midtown.
design exhibition 2014 (G exhibition)
About Good Design Award
Design Award is a comprehensive and annual program for the evaluation
and commendation of design, organized by Japan Institute of Design
About OpenStreetMap Foundation Japan, General Incorporated Association
OpenStreetMap Foundation Japan, GIA, is founded for an initiative to promote OpenStreetMap in Japan and free geo-data in Japanese, and also as the local chapter of OpenStreetMap Foundation in Japan. It helps Mappers and OpenStreetMap community members by promotion, management of intellectual property rights, and as a legal delegate body against entities such as government, industries and academia.
OpenStreetMap Foundation Japan, GIA,
1-3-3, Kamiya, Kita, Tokyo, Japan.