Mapzen

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Mapzen, founded in 2013 and headquartered in New York City, was an open source mapping platform company focused on the core components of geo platforms, including search (geocoding), rendering (vector tiles)[1], navigation/routing, and data. Mapzen's components are used by OpenStreetMap, CartoDB, and Remix, amongst others. [2][3] The components, hosted on GitHub, are written in JavaScript, Ruby, Java, and Python.[4] Mapzen's CEO, Randy Meech, was previously SVP engineering with MapQuest.[5][6] Mapzen, was supported by Samsung Research America and was known to have hired mapping specialists from Apple.[7]

Mapzen shut down operations in late January, 2018.[8][9]

On the 28th of January 2019 The Linux Foundation announced Mapzen would become a Linux Foundation Project.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bliss, Laura (2015-05-12). "Interactive Maps Can Now Get the 'Matrix' Treatment". CityLab. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  2. ^ "Mapzen - OpenStreetMap Wiki". wiki.openstreetmap.org.
  3. ^ "Made With Mapzen · Mapzen". www.mapzen.com.
  4. ^ "Mapzen". GitHub.
  5. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/randymeech/
  6. ^ https://www.crunchbase.com/person/randy-meech#/entity
  7. ^ AppleInsider (2015-06-30). "Samsung subsidiary Mapzen hiring Apple cartographers, designers for maps initiative". AppleInsider. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  8. ^ "Mapzen Shutdown :( · Mapzen". www.mapzen.com.
  9. ^ Marshall, Aarian. "An Open Source Startup Dies, But Mapping Is Still Hotter Than Ever". WIRED. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  10. ^ Foundation, The Linux (2019-01-28). "Mapzen Open Source Data and Software for Real-Time Mapping Applications to Become A Linux Foundation Project". The Linux Foundation. Retrieved 2019-01-28.

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