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Meta, Microsoft, AWS, and TomTom launch Overture Maps Foundation for open map data

By ET Bureau - December 16, 2022 1 Mins Read


Amazon Web Services Inc., Microsoft Corp., Meta Platforms Inc., and TomTom NV, a manufacturer of GPS navigators, launched a new industry group today with the goal of making map data more accessible.

Operating as a unit of the Linux Foundation is the recently established Overture Maps Foundation. Google LLC is conspicuously absent, which may be a sign that other players consider the search giant’s Maps service to be a dominant force that must be respected. Integrating map data from various sources can be a challenging and time-consuming process for developers.

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AWS, Microsoft, Meta, and TomTom hope to simplify the task through the recently established Overture Maps Foundation. The consortium wants to make it easy to combine location data from different sources.

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