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Yahoo Maps API

Note: The Yahoo Maps API is no longer available.
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Yahoo Maps API offers three ways to integrate maps into a website - a simple REST-based API for map images, an Ajax JavaScript API, and a Flash API. This summary refers to the AJAX API which is closest to Google and Microsoft models.

The Yahoo! AJAX Maps API lets developers add maps to their web sites using DHTML and JavaScript. Maps are fully embeddable and scriptable using the JavaScript programming language. Yahoo! Maps AS-Flash API's built-in geocoder means that developers can specify a physical address or latitude/longitude coordinates for a map's location, as needed. The Yahoo Map API can also provide for integrating geo-related information from Yahoo's products, such as local listings, traffic, weather, events, and photos. The functionality of the Maps API can be further extended to consume any other API.

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Yahoo Maps: Highlights

Mapping services
Data Formats
API home
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Yahoo Maps: Specifications


Client Install Required
Service Endpoint
http://api.maps.yahoo.com/ajaxymap?v=2.0&appi ...

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
API Key  
Developer Key Required
Account Required
Commercial Licensing
Ads permitted, other uses on request  
Non-Commercial Lic.
Data Licensing
Usage Fees
None specified  
Program Fees
Certification Program
Usage Limits
Simple API has no rate limit. Others are 50,000 queries per IP per day. Also limit on using GPS sensors. 
Terms of Service
API Terms of Use 


Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
Read-only Without Login


Vendor API Kits
Flash, AJAX, Flex 
Community API Kits
API Blog
Site Blog
API Forum
Developer Support
Console URL

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Mashups, Developers & Source Code

Developers using Yahoo Maps[ Add me ]

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October 24, 2006
at 07:29
Comment by: jmusser

Hi suesun. That's a good question. You might want to try the official Yahoo! support forums. One place to try is their maps developer forum, where they might know



October 21, 2006
at 10:26
Comment by: suesun

How can we submit a map correction to get our street name updated on web-based maps? It's been corrected in our Bernalillo County atlas and Albuquerque City atlas for over a year.

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