Japanese progress in osm. Amazing stuff!

September 16, 2008 at 3:55 pm | Posted in geo, geodata, neogeography, openstreetmap | 1 Comment
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Rather amazingly, this month has seen two great indications on the progress of open geodata in Japan.

Flickr.com has chosen OpenStreetMap for it’s maps of Tokyo!

OpenStreetMap Tokyo Flickr

OpenStreetMap Tokyo Flickr

And secondly the publication of a very good article about OpenStreetMap (in English too) in a very popular magazine in Japan, “Software Design Magazine”. Written by Bart Eisenberg as part of his “Pacific Connection” section.

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  1. [...] March 17, 2009 · No Comments OpenStreetMap today announced that the number of registered users had reached 100,000. It has taken a little over 18 months since the 10,000th registered user and under 5 years since the first. The map has been growing fast and with high quality levels in areas where multiple mappers have been working. For a growing number of places the OpenStreetMap provides better mapping data than from commercial providers and Flickr is already using OpenStreetMap mapping for in a Bejing and other places including Kabul and Baghdad and Tokyo. [...]


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