[OSM-talk] OSM wins Good Design Award 2014 in Japan

Hiroshi Miura(@osmf) miurahr at osmf.jp
Sat Oct 4 02:26:15 UTC 2014

Dear mappers and friends,

Proudly announce our achievement on prize!
Thank you for mappers activities world wide!

Hiroshi Miura

The OpenStreetMap receives “Good Design Award 2014”

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. “ 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.

Crowd Funding promotion program

OSMFJ will display OSM applications at the Good Design Award exhibition.
(that need some budget...)

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/) and ML.

Evaluation by examination committee

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.

 A promotion page at Good Design Award webpage(in Japanese)


Good Design Award prize exhibition “Good design exhibition 2014”

We will display OpenStreetMap applications at Good design exhibition 2014 in Tokyo midtown.

Good design exhibition 2014 (G exhibition)
Date: October, 31 – November 4, 2014. 11:00-20:00
Place: Tokyo Mid Town, Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

State of the Map JAPAN 2014

We plan SotM JP in December, 13, 2014
at Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan

Details are on http://stateofthemap.jp/2014/

About Good Design Award

Good Design Award is a comprehensive and annual program for the evaluation and commendation of design, organized by Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP).
Its origin was "Good Design Selection System" established in 1957 by Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
Since then, it has been given to approximately 40,000 outstanding designs for more than 55 years.

About OpenStreetMap Foundation Japan, GIA

 OpenStreetMap Foundation Japan is founded for an initiative to promote OpenStreetMap in Japan and free geo-data in Japanese, and also as the (planned) 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.


OSMFJ, media and community relations,
info at osmf.jp

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