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Friday, June 19, 2020

Facebook Acquires Mapillary, Competes with Street View

First I had seen this.  Generalized tool for looking at location.  Commercial users for now.

Facebook acquires Google Street View competitor Mapillary
The street imaging platform will now be accessible to commercial users.
By Rachel England, @rachel_england in Engadget

Facebook has done a fair bit with maps in recent times — last year it opened up its AI tool to OpenStreetMap users and announced its plans to recreate an AR planet based on a 3D map of the world. More recently, it’s deployed an interactive map to keep users up-to-date with the spread of COVID-19. Now, it’s acquired Google Street View alternative Mapillary. ... "

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