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Mapillary, the crowdsourced database of street-level imagery, has been acquired by Facebook – TechCrunch

Mapillary, the Swedish startup that wants to take on Google and others in mapping the world via a crowdsourced database of street-level imagery, has been acquired by Facebook, according to the company’s blog. The Mapillary team and project will become part of Facebook’s broader open mapping efforts. Writes Mapillary co-founder and CEO Jan Erik: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. This saw it recently acquire another European startup, Scape, news that TechCrunch broke in February. Returning to Mapillary, the startup is keen to stress that it will continue being a “global platform for imagery, map data, and improving all maps”.

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