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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.

May 26, 2023

Building better maps with open data on building heights

State and local governments can now use a new dataset for location-based apps that includes building height data, a feature that will improve their GIS analysis and map visualizations.

May 26, 2023

Marc Prioleau: The Overture Maps Foundation: Do We Need a New Open Mapping Project?

Marc Prioleau is the newly appointed Executive Director to the Overture Maps Foundation (at the date this episode comes out). Overture was originally announced in December 2022, founded by Amazon, Meta, Microsoft and TomTom as part of the Linux Foundation, with the goal of providing a open map data.

Apr 12, 2023

VentureBeat: Overture Maps Foundation pre-releases collaboratively-built map dataset as shared asset for location-based apps

The Overture Maps Foundation, a community-driven initiative to create an open map dataset, has unveiled a pre-release of its latest iteration.

Feb 7, 2023

Geospatial World: An Enduring Overture: Esri + Open Source

Established last December by the Linux Foundation in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Meta, Microsoft, and TomTom, to create easy-to-use, interoperable map data for the globe.

Dec 16, 2022

TechZine: AWS, Meta, Microsoft and TomTom want to democratize map data

The Linux Foundation is collaborating with AWS, Meta, Microsoft and TomTom to make quality open map data available for free.

Dec 15, 2022

TechCrunch: Meta, Microsoft, AWS and TomTom launch the Overture Maps Foundation to develop interoperable open map data

The Linux Foundation has partnered with some of the world’s biggest technology companies to develop interoperable and open map data, in what is a clear move to counter Google’s dominance in the mapping realm.

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