La fondation Linux vient d’annoncer le lancement d’un projet “Overture Maps”
Visiblement des données cartographiques open data multi sources : " Collaborative Map Building: Overture aims to incorporate data from multiple sources including Overture Members, civic organizations, and open data sources."
Dont les membres fondateurs sont AWS, TomTom, Microsoft et Meta.
Overture is a data-centric map project, not a community of individual map editors. Therefore, Overture is intended to be complementary to OSM. We combine OSM with other sources to produce new open map data sets. Overture data will be available for use by the OpenStreetMap community under compatible open data licenses. Overture members are encouraged to contribute to OSM directly.
Par exemple, les données privées de TomTom ne seront pas intégrées dans ce nouveau dataset.
En France, la BD Topo est nettement plus riche.
In Goddijn’s words: “TomTom’s Maps Platform will leverage the combination of the Overture base map, a broad range of other data and TomTom’s proprietary data in a continuously integrated and quality-controlled product that serves a broad range of use cases, including the most demanding applications like advanced navigation, search and even automated driving.”
Anyone can use the Overture base map as it will be free and open. However, it really comes to life when it becomes part of the TomTom Maps Platform and is used as the canvas for many highly valuable, proprietary layers.
TomTom’s proprietary map layers are things like one-way streets, speed limits, curvature, gradients, more detailed POI information and lane information. Crucially, these are part of TomTom’s mapmaking platform, which allows customers and developers to package, combine and output these layers and project them onto the base map in navigation, ride-hailing apps and many other use cases. Customers can also build their own layers and services unique to what they need, using their own data. If they want, they can even license them to other location-tech companies.
Difficile d’y voir clair et de se faire une idée en se basant sur des communiqués de presse (ou assimilé), car le marketing et la com sont passés par là et sont peu connus pour clarifier les choses, au contraire !