Online mapping pioneer MapQuest just launched a new local site to explore 50,000 U.S. neighborhoods. MQVibe uses the MapQuest API to display neighborhood shapes and highlighted places. The MQVibe API, while not officially launched, is used by the site itself and appears available externally.
Online mapping pioneer MapQuest is using open data to provide transit directions via its MapQuest Directions API and the OpenStreetMap-based MapQuest Open Directions API. In both cases, transit directions are based on the Google-created GTFS data standard that helps transit agencies share their routes, schedules and fares in a consistent format. Currently MapQuest's support is limited to six U.S. metro areas.
There are a number of factors coming together to fuel the growth of APIs. Without a doubt, one is the corresponding growth of mobile devices and the distribution of services across multiple platforms. An API is often required to create one native mobile application and becomes incredibly important when supporting many devices. Sometimes these private APIs are made public, sometimes they aren't.
||The UKMap API allows developers to integrate UKMap's detailed, large-scale maps of Greater London into their own applications. UKMap can display over 100 million information items, including...||Mapping||11.06.2015|
||The Mapzen Search API allows developers to integrate their applications with the Mapzen Search service, enabling their users to use the service directly. A free API key is available upon contacting...||Mapping||10.11.2015|
||The Urthecast Platform is a system of RESTful APIs, services, and tools that allows for fast, scalable access to Earth imagery, video, geospatial information and other data sets in order to build...||Mapping||10.08.2015|
||The CubiCasa Partner API allows developers to handle the CubiCasa's Orders and Delivery status directly from their applications. This API services uses Bearer HTTP authentication scheme. CubiCasa is...||Real Estate||10.06.2015|
Google Earth Engine
||The Google Earth Engine API allows developers to run algorithms on georeferenced imagery and vectors stored on Google's infrastructure. The Google Earth Engine API provides a library of functions...||Mapping||09.25.2015|