Open source mapping platform Mapzen now a Linux Foundation project

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Mapzen, an open source mapping platform focused on map display including search and navigation, is a now a Linux Foundation project, the industry body said in a statement.

Mapzen provides developers with open software and customizable data sets, with customers including Eventbrite, Foursquare, Mapbox, the World Bank, and Snapchat, according to the Linux Foundation.

Launched in 2013, Mapzen’s services have upwards of 70,000 registered users, says the statement.

[Image courtesy: Mapzen]