Mapzen to Close at the End of January

January 3, 2018, 9am PST by James Brasuell
The mapping community was sad to learn this week that the Mapzen open source mapping platform would cease operation at the end of the month. Many of Mapzen's open source tools will live on, for those that now how to use them.

Mapzen, a popular open source mapping lab, announced this week that it will cease operation at the end of January 2018. All hosted APIs and related support and services will turn off on February 1, according to a blog post announcing the news. No explanation is given for why Mapzen is ceasing operations.

Because all of Mapzen's core products are built on open source software and data, it's still possible to run Mapzen services. A separate post explains how to switch to alternative services.

Mapzen was selected by Planetizen as a top website for planning in 2016.

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Published on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Mapzen