Mapzen, founded in 2013 and headquartered in New York City, was an open source mapping platform company focused on the core components of geo platforms, including search (geocoding), rendering (vector tiles)[1], navigation/routing, and data. Mapzen's components are used by OpenStreetMap, CartoDB, and Remix, amongst others. [2][3] The components, hosted on GitHub, are written in JavaScript, Ruby, Java, and Python.[4] Mapzen's CEO, Randy Meech, was previously SVP engineering with MapQuest.[5][6] Mapzen, was supported by Samsung Research America and was known to have hired mapping specialists from Apple.[7]

Mapzen shut down operations in late January, 2018.[8][9]

On the 28th of January 2019 The Linux Foundation announced Mapzen would become a Linux Foundation Project.[10]


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