Fast-growing alternative cab service Uber is acquiring deCarta, a startup with geospatial data and a cloud-based navigation system.

Uber today confirmed the news to VentureBeat after word of the deal surfaced on Mashable.

This isn’t Uber’s first acquisition, an Uber spokesperson told VentureBeat.

“We have made a very small number of other acquisitions,” the spokesperson wrote in an email to VentureBeat. “We haven’t disclosed the companies.”

Established in 1996, deCarta was based in San Jose, Calif. Investors include Norwest Venture Partners, Mobius Venture Capital, and Cardinal Venture Capital.


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