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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.

Jun 21, 2023

Overture Map Foundation goes open source to solve 3D mapping for the “rest of us”

Marc Prioleau has spent a majority of his career in digital mapping. He now is running the Overture Map Foundation, an open source project funded by Meta, Amazon web Services, Tom Tom & Microsoft to provide alternative sources for critical 3d mapping data.

Jun 21, 2023

OMF Previews Data Schema and Reference System, Adds Member

The Overture Maps Foundation has announced the Overture Reference System and Data Schema that allows developers to add such features as real-time traffic, road closures, construction information, reviews, and ratings on top of the maps.

Jun 14, 2023

Open mapping is the future, according to Overture Maps

The Overture Maps Foundation was established late last year with the stated aim of making actionable map data open-source. Today, the group unveiled two documents explaining how this data will be structured. This should form the basis for a future where technology can count on a “digital twin” of Earth.

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