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May 8, 2024

How A Mapping Project Is Pointing The Way For More Open Data Use

Overture's Executive Director Marc Prioleau talks about the project, where open data can make a difference, and how it can catch on.

Feb 14, 2024

Scaling Data Quality with Computer Vision on Spatial Data

Recent advancements in computer vision are pivotal for enhancing data quality in spatial data applications. This technology plays a crucial role in object detection and image recognition, enabling organizations like Overture Maps Foundation to significantly expand their digital mapping datasets. In December 2023, Overture Maps integrated nearly a billion additional…

Sep 20, 2023

Linux Foundation: Why Open Data Matters

The Overture Maps Foundation addresses those challenges with open map data as a shared asset that can strengthen mapping services worldwide. All of the data will be open and easily accessible, which will drive innovation by allowing third-party services to be built on top of the data for everything from…

Aug 20, 2023

Geomob Podcast – 195. Ed/Steven: Summer geonews

Ed and Steven take a break from summer break to chime in on some recent geonews. First up they consider the Overture dataset release, then the discussion turns to whether Apple Maps has improved and/or whether Google Maps has worsened.

Aug 9, 2023

Overture Maps Foundation releases its first open map dataset

A conversation with Marc Prioleau about OMF’s journey to this point, its first map data release, and what he sees in the future.

Jul 27, 2023

Overture Maps Foundation publie ses premières données de cartographie

C'est une première étape pour le projet lancé par AWS, Meta, Microsoft et TomTom. Réunies sous l'entité Overture Maps Foundation, les entreprises ont publié un ensemble de données cartographiques en open source. Les informations comprennent notamment 59 millions de points d'intérêt.

Jul 27, 2023

AWS, Meta, Microsoft-backed Overture Maps Foundation releases first ‘open map’ dataset

Overture Maps Foundation (OMF) is a cooperative effort founded in December 2022 by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Meta, Microsoft and TomTom to provide high-quality geolocation data and mapping for use in the various companies’ apps and other enterprises, too.

Jul 26, 2023

Overture Releases First Open Map Dataset

The Overture Maps Foundation (OMF), an initiative formed by Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, and TomTom, today announced the release of its first open map dataset. The new release includes four data layers that include places of interest (POIs), buildings, transportation network and administrative boundaries.

Jul 26, 2023

Meta, Microsoft, Amazon joint maps venture shares first open dataset

The dataset released combines open source map data on over 59 million places worldwide, the group formed in 2022 along with map tech company TomTom said in a statement.

Jul 5, 2023

Open Map Data Sparks Creativity, Innovation

A conversation on the possibilities of reliable open data in 3D mapping, spurring economic growth, and the Overture Maps Foundation’s role ahead.

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