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Meta, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and mapping company TomTom have launched a new effort to rival Google Maps.
Google Maps, one of the most popular map applications in the world, is frequently preferred by drivers, especially for navigation purposes.
Meta, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and mapping company TomTom have joined forces against Google Maps.
A competitor to Google Maps
These companies have reportedly signed a project in partnership with The Linux Foundation and launched a new mapping initiative that could challenge Google’s dominance in the map world.
While there are only four companies currently running this initiative, the organization is inviting other businesses and communities to join the project.
The first datasets are scheduled to be published in the first half of 2023. However, these will contain limited basic information such as building and road details, and the app will evolve over time to come across Google Maps.