an alliance against Google Maps

The Linux foundation announced the creation of another foundation named “ Opening Cards “says ArsTechnica. This one, which brings together Amazon Web Services (AWS), Meta, Microsoft, TomTom and therefore the Linux Foundation, aims to gather open and interoperable cartographic data… and break the overwhelming domination of the Google Maps API.

The foundation’s press release explains that ” the project will seek to incorporate open map data from projects like OpenStreetMap and city cadastres, as well as new map data coming from member contributions and built using machine vision and artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques , to create a living digital record of the physical world “.


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