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Mapstraction API

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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Mapstraction: Highlights

Summary
Mapping API abstraction layer
Category
Mapping
Tags
Protocols
JavaScript
Data Formats
API home
http://mapstraction.com/ 

Mapstraction: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
 

Signup and Licensing

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Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
 
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
mapstraction.com  
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Read-only Without Login
 

Support

Vendor API Kits
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