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,┬áMapzen’s services have upwards of 70,000 registered users, says the statement.

[Image courtesy: Mapzen]