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Mapzen builds open-source mapping tools
« on: 30 September 2016, 15:39:13 »
Mapzen is an open-source mapping lab that builds open-source mapping tools and collaborates on open geodata initiatives.

They have
  • Tangram - a flexible mapping engine, designed for real-time rendering of 2D and 3D maps
  • Mapzen Turn-by-Turn - an open-source routing service for client-side routing applications
  • Mapzen Search - a geographic search engine for places based entirely on open-source tools and powered by entirely open data.
"We're focused on core components of geo platforms, including search, rendering, navigation, and data. We take a radical approach to working on these components—we build them all in the open. We build these things and provide them as a service, but these are tools that developers at any level can easily set up and use themselves, for free. We don’t want to lock users into proprietary platforms, relying on black boxes they can’t take apart. That’s why we work on individual components, modular building blocks that anyone can use for better maps. We build things so you can build things."

Their approach might fit very well into what we want to do, being open and collaborative.

Mapzen do interesting things, such as:
« Last Edit: 4 January 2017, 07:37:34 by PeterC »

 

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