Mapzen Project Adopted by Urban Computing Foundation

Proponents of open source tools for government can be reassured that Mapzen, a mapping platform comprising half a dozen projects under license at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has a new home with developers at the Urban Computing Foundation…

This week a Linux Foundation news release said Mapzen will now be hosted and governed by the UCF, an active group within the Linux Foundation which also hosts, an open source geospatial analysis tool created to build large-scale data sets. The news release described UCF as a forum established in 2019 for building mapping tools for projects that improve mobility, safety, road infrastructure, traffic congestion and energy consumption in connected cities. It summarized Mapzen as a collection of such projects focused on core components of geo platforms.