While there was a time we could get around holding a physical map to figure out the route, it is no longer the norm. With the power of global satellites at our service and a smartphone, digital maps have transformed the way we travel. However, there’s always room for improvement and the Malmo-based street-level imagery platform Mapillary is doing the same. The company, in fact, is doing so well that Facebook just bought it. Here are five things you need to know about the thriving company.
Facebook acquires Mapillary
Facebook has acquired Mapillary’s team and project will join the social media giant’s broader open mapping effort. While details of the acquisition haven’t been disclosed, Mapillary says it will stay true to its commitment to OpenStreetMap.