Mapstraction API

Mapstraction
Mapstraction is a library which provides a common API for Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft's javascript mapping APIs to enable switching from one to another as smoothly as possible. The aim of Mapstraction in mainly to protect companies building commercial products on top of Google Maps from changes to terms and conditions, the introduction of ads, or the emergence of a competing library with better maps, different imagery or preferable licensing terms. Mapstraction additionally fills some holes each provider's current offerings (taking advantage of existing open source solutions where possible) to normalise the feature set across platforms. In the future, Mapstraction will also talk to OpenStreetMap for people who want to build maps without restrictions on derived works.
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Mapping
JavaScript
JavaScript
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  • Property search engine mashup with many different datasources including Google Maps, beerintheevening, geograph, and others. Was cited by Google as the case study of good use of Google Maps API.
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Nestoria UK
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Start discovering new places and unrut yourself! Search, tell us where you've been, and track places you want to go.
Nestoria UK Nestoria UK
Property search engine mashup with many different datasources including Google Maps, beerintheevening, geograph, and others. Was cited by Google as the case study of good use of Google Maps API.