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Mapzen open-source mapping project revived under the Urban Computing Foundation

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The Mapzen open-source mapping platform has a hard history. On the one hand, Mapzen is used by over 70,000 developers and it's the backbone of such mapping services as OpenStreetMap, Remix, and Carto. But, as a business, Mapzen failed in 2018. Mapzen's code and service lived on as a Linux Foundation Project.

Now, it's moved on to the Urban Computing Foundation (UCF), another Linux Foundation group with more resources. UCF is devoted to helping create smarter cities, multimodal transportation, and autonomous vehicles.

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Mapping platform joins open source foundation

  • Mapping platform joins open source foundation

    Projects are licensed under the MIT licence and supported by developers at companies such as Eventbrite, Foursquare, Mapbox, The World Bank, Snapchat, Here Technologies and Mapillary. They include Transitland, a community-edited data service aggregating transit networks across metropolitan and rural areas around the world.

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