Japanese progress in osm. Amazing stuff!

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.