CartoDB partners with Mapzen to provide next-generation Location Data Services

Apr 25, 2016 -- CartoDB, a leading company in location intelligence, and Mapzen, an open source and open data mapping company, have announced a technology and commercialization partnership. As part of this agreement CartoDB will integrate and commercialize Location Data Services, created by Mapzen, for Enterprise Users.

The two companies have agreed to collaborate on the technology and data services to provide innovative solutions and competitive offerings to the market. These solutions will largely be centered around the concepts of Open Data and Open Source, key catalysts for innovation and change.

“We are excited to partner with Mapzen to continue our efforts in liberating Location Data Services! At CartoDB, we believe the future of this industry will be created by friendly collaboration between companies, and this partnership with Mapzen is the first “next generation” alliance we will see in this space,” said Javier de la Torre, CEO of CartoDB.

The commercial offering starts with the Enterprise package, which includes a set of Location Data Services, such as custom vector basemaps, geocoding, and routing. This commercial offering extends beyond the existing Free Tier by including: custom limits and quotas, Service Level Agreements, service behind firewalls, and Enterprise support.

This partnership provides an exciting alternative to existing Location Data Services in the market, making state of the art technology and services accessible to all with affordable prices and reasonable terms. “Our goal is to give all users the ability to realize the full potential of Location Data Services,” said Javier de la Torre, CEO of CartoDB. “As we continue to integrate our product offerings with Mapzen, we’re thrilled to see what new location intelligence our users will unlock with our suite of geo and map technologies.”

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CartoDB leads the world of location intelligence and data visualization, empowering any organization and individual to extract valuable insights from location data. CartoDB transforms layers of geospatial information into data driven maps that enable visual discovery of trends and patterns to make better, faster decisions. CartoDB’s technology is used together with big data and real-time systems to develop custom location intelligence applications. CartoDB’s self-service web platform allows anyone to effortlessly connect location data to gain insights through simple analysis and visualizations with no coding skills. CartoDB is spearheading the democratization of location intelligence, permitting anyone in industries such as financial, government, journalism, education, and scientific to map and understand their world’s data in a more meaningful way. CartoDB launched in 2012 and is headquartered in New York. See more at


Mapzen is an open source mapping lab building and supporting open data and software to promote a healthy mapping ecosystem. Based out of the Samsung Accelerator, Mapzen supports the geo community through building tools and collaborating on open source mapping projects. Mapzen believes that a healthy mapping ecosystem is one that is diverse, sustainable, and accessible to all. Mapzen is focused on core components of geo platforms, including search, rendering, navigation, and data. Mapzen takes a radical approach to working on these components—building them all in the open.


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