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A quick side note I’ve presented alongside Mapillary a while back now at an Esri Sweden conference. They had an amazing product then so and I can see why they’ve been acquired. As to being acquired by Facebook that’s probably a blog post to be done about it 🙂
Today we’re announcing that Mapillary has joined Facebook on the quest to improve maps everywhere and for everyone.
From day one of Mapillary, we have been committed to building a global street-level imagery platform that allows everyone to get the imagery and data they need to make better maps. With tens of thousands of contributors to our platform and with maps being improved with Mapillary data every single day, we’re now taking the next big step on that journey.
Today, we’re excited to share that Mapillary has joined Facebook to be part of their open mapping efforts. As some of you know, Facebook is building tools and technology to improve maps through a combination of machine learning, satellite imagery and partnerships with mapping communities, as part of their mission to bring the world closer together. These maps power products like Facebook Marketplace that drive transactions for millions of small businesses, and supply vital data to humanitarian organizations around the world.