Yahoo Maps API

Yahoo Maps
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.
Flash, AJAX, Flex
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Developers (19)
API Mashups (137)
  • Maps Compare compares the mapping service APIs provided by Google Maps, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, and Google Earth.
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Python Geocoding Aggregator
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Why the Yahoo! Maps API is Better Than Brand X Maps API
Jeffrey McManus from Yahoo! compares their 2.0 API against Google's.
Yahoo! MapMaker for Microsoft Excel
This Excel template provides an easy way to create Yahoo! Maps without coding.
Yahoo Maps Application Gallery
Yahoo!'s collection of sample Maps mashups.

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Developers (19)
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Matt Scott Maps Compare


Tomas Jedlicka Handollar

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Acme GeoRSS

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Your Mapper

GotNew Directions and Tickets Near You

Last on AM/FM

Geocubes Map Search

Natalia Arias Blue One Realty Florida

Flickr Map

New Mexico Stories

Maikel Slidemap

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Tropical Storm Update

Natalia Arias Real Estate Tools


rozsypal Tourist Guide



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Yahoo Live on Map


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Trip Organizer

Wildfires in California




Natalia Arias Florida Real Estate


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Schmap Customizable Widgets


Natalia Arias Blue Home Finder

Mile Calculator

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Molu The Search Spider Places


Natalia Arias Blue One Realty Related Directory

pdxMasher Search

Easy One Loan and Home Values

Red vs Blue Media

Flex, Yahoo Maps, and RSS Feeds

Small Yahoo Maps in Flex

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Nurse Facility Locator

Apartments on Yahoo Maps

Vladimir Carrer Maps for Photos and Wikipedia

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SMS GeoBlogging Service

Hungry Service

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chuckstar22 Ballpark Guide

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CPI Media Tracker

Ajax Map Comparison

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Stuff a Blog

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Google vs Yahoo Maps

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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.


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.

Maps Compare
Maps Compare compares the mapping service APIs provided by Google Maps, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, and Google Earth. is a multi-search engine that easily allows for customized searching.
Handollar Handollar features the top deals every day from the various group-buying and one-day deal websites such as Groupon, LivingSocial and more, put them on map, translate them to english if needed. Using Google translate API, Google maps API, Yahoo Places API, Yelp API and many others.
FlickTrip FlickTrip
Go on a photo voyage. Start at a location and see nearby geocoded photos. As you choose new photos, you travel further from your starting location. Where will you end up?
Acme GeoRSS Acme GeoRSS
This is a Google Maps app that displays GeoRSS files. It implements two different varieties of GeoRSS, plus all of Yahoo!'s enhancements to GeoRSS including address geocoding and a couple of things from basic RSS that Yahoo! missed.
Bed Bug Registry Bed Bug Registry
Find reports of bed bug infestations throughout North America. Contributions come from site visitors and are moderated.
Zeeqa Zeeqa
A unique way of searching eBay auctions using a special ranking algorithm which makes more relevant results much easier to find.
Antenna Antenna
World radio explorer. Adobe AIR app uses a vast list of stations combined with a map interface so you can discover, listen to, and switch between thousands of stations effortlessly. Search by country or genre, or just by clicking on a location on the map.
Your Mapper Your Mapper
Your Mapper news organization aims to be the most effective platform for bringing your community high quality, local data on maps. Your Mapper is eats its own dogfood: it was built entirely using its own API.
GotNew Directions and Tickets Near You GotNew Directions and Tickets Near You
Figures out user's location either using Yahoo FireEagle or IP address, and lists events near the user's location. User can share searched events on Twitter, Facebook or Myspace. Deep links to Ticketmaster website for purchasing tickets.
Last on AM/FM Last on AM/FM
Visualizes what's currently playing on your radio station and maps the artists to their place of residence or origin. You can also add your recently played tracks.
Geocubes Map Search Geocubes Map Search
A SaaS solution for map apps on websites. Geocubes clusters geo-referenced data into squares, improves the performance of the site, and presents POIs in a well-structured way.
Blue One Realty Florida Blue One Realty Florida
Real estate property search in Florida for the desktop. Built using Adobe AIR and Yahoo Maps.
Flickr Map Flickr Map
Explore everyone's photos on a map.
New Mexico Stories New Mexico Stories
A community site that encourages residents and New Mexico visitors to share their stories and experiences in the state. Some of the photographs and images that appear are from museums and cultural institutions.
Slidemap Slidemap
A site devoted to photos from around the world.
Gigfreaks Gigfreaks
Concerts and live music recommendation engine. The site generates a list of shows that you will like based on a single liked artist or band. Location filters, rss, artist and album information make the site fun and useful.
Map mashup of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools in the United states.
Tropical Storm Update Tropical Storm Update
Get hurricane and tropical storm updates as RSS feeds. Uses NOAA data and Yahoo search for storm-specific news. Built with Yahoo Pipes.
Real Estate Tools Real Estate Tools
This is a set of real estate tools for buyers, sellers and real estate agents. All tools integrate maps with relevant information: schools nearby, city information, street views, and other details.
Journeys Journeys
A casual virtual world based on real travel, mashing maps, picture and social data. Tourist Guide Tourist Guide
Global multilingual tourist guide. On-line photos, maps, videos, information. Open project for travel using APIs from YouTube, Weather Channel, Google Maps, Yahoo Maps and others. With OpenID support.
SportingSights SportingSights
Satellite imagery of thousands of sports stadiums and venues from around the world. A community driven resource with stadium development news.
GeoFlex888 GeoFlex888
A Flex mashup of Yahoo Maps, Yahoo Local Search, Yahoo Geocoding, ESRI JavaScript API for ArcGIS REST and ESRI Geoprocess on ArcGIS online. The mashup helps determine the driving time area that covers the searched locations.
Housing Lookup Housing Lookup
Flash-based interface for searching for rentals and housing. Uses Craigslist and Yahoo Maps.
EggJax EggJax
EggJax is a compact mashup constrained within the confines of a small egg. Several useful functions, derived from popular API's, are available quickly and concisely.
Foreclosure Locator Foreclosure Locator
Find homes that are in foreclosure.
Surf Search Surf Search
General purpose search mashup that searches video, news, and photos.
Golf-finder Golf-finder
A golf interactive search engine. Find golf courses, golf videos, golf pictures, golf clubs and golf buddies. The only golf resource you need.
Yahoo Live on Map Yahoo Live on Map
This mashup shows Yahoo Live channels on a Yahoo Map. It is easier to visualize and remember the channels you were last time. It uses Yahoo! Live, Yahoo! Maps and Yahoo! Pipes API.
GeoMosh GeoMosh
A high-level geocoder that provides maps and info on every country in the world, with a focus on the U.S. Canada and Mexico.
Tacky Christmas Lights Tacky Christmas Lights
Locate the biggest Christmas light displays. Decorators register their display and we provide an interactive mapping experience with custom driving directions.
Trip Organizer Trip Organizer
A 360 degree view of a location while organizing a vacation or business trip. Uses 8 different APIs.
Wildfires in California Wildfires in California
Presents wildfire news stories, using a map. Uses Yahoo Pipes to offer RSS feeds from southern California newspapers, Flickr, and MSN video of the disaster.
Mappington Mappington
A social community for travelers. Create travel blogs, post your photos & videos, review destinations, befriend other travelers, share with your friends.
Scheedule Scheedule
Scheedule is a registration website that allows students to schedule for classes by showing them all of their possible schedules.
JobsnFeeds JobsnFeeds
Jobs, feeds, and maps to get you the job.
Florida Real Estate Florida Real Estate
BLUE ONE Realty real estate. Search homes in Florida. Search homes, condos, townhouses, and commercial properties by MLS or by city.
WorldGeoMap WorldGeoMap
Click anywhere on the world map and drill down for country, state, city, and street geo data.
Yahoo MapMixer Yahoo MapMixer
Allows other maps to be layered over a Yahoo. Map to show additional detail of a location. Now you can mix together the detail of a point-of-interest map — such as airports, college campuses, sports arenas, historic maps and others.
Nationwide bar, night club, and restaurant reviews. Use this map based search engine to find nightlife across the country.
CryoFinders CryoFinders
CryoFinders lets you track flight status, flight departures, flight arrivals, airport delays and other flight and airport information in real time.
Schmap Customizable Widgets Schmap Customizable Widgets
Customizable widgets that combine maps with photos and points of interest like restaurants, hotels, attractions, and shops for 200 destinations throughout the US, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
FindJira FindJira
Multi-search engine, searches within many engines and web services and returns information grouped by relevance and media. Uses FindJira framework, open source middleware that simplifies search from different sources.
Blue Home Finder Blue Home Finder
Search all single-family homes, condos, townhouses, and commercial properties for sale and for rent in Florida. All properties have both information and photos.
Mile Calculator Mile Calculator
Allows users to drag a path using the mouse on a mapped location and finds the miles or kilometers traversed over it.
Map of Bucharest Map of Bucharest
A comprehensive map of sites in the city of Bucharest, Romania.
Molu The Search Spider Places Molu The Search Spider Places
Developed as an add-on to the search engine, Molu, enter a city and then view it mapped, along with Flickr photos, Wikipedia entries, weather, YouTube videos, and more about the location. Print the image on a custom goodie.
Web site dedicated to housing appreciation rates. Several mapping mashups being developed but currently available to registered users only.
Blue One Realty Related Directory Blue One Realty Related Directory
Blue One Realty is a real estate related directory. It is based on Yahoo Maps and Flex. People can submit their real estate related web site and company. Search Search is a search engine for classified ads. You can search products, jobs, housing, and more using a novel faceted search interface. allows users to search by keywords or use a dynamic navigation control.
Easy One Loan and Home Values Easy One Loan and Home Values
Mashup of Zillow and Yahoo Maps as supplement to online mortgage service.
Red vs Blue Media Red vs Blue Media
Choose your news stories based on your political preferences. Newspaper articles will appear spread on the US map in red or blue.
Flex, Yahoo Maps, and RSS Feeds Flex, Yahoo Maps, and RSS Feeds
Demonstration of a mashup using Yahoo Maps and the new AS3 Communications Kit for Flex 2. Maps GeoRSS or RSS feeds directly onto a map as well as displaying traffic or weather data. Source code available.
Small Yahoo Maps in Flex Small Yahoo Maps in Flex
Demonstrates the workaround provided by Yahoo for using Maps in Flex 2. Uses some sample code as base and adds some simple features like plotting geoRSS, regular RSS, and traffic and weather by zip code.
TownPup UK Village Guide TownPup UK Village Guide
The most lovable pooch in the UK is collared up and barking at the door, ready to take you on a mashed-up guided tour of United Kingdom towns and villages. It is built on an ASP.NET 2.0 and SQL Server 2005, and uses APIs from Flickr and Eventful.
TownKings TownKings
Map and local based social community.
YourEventHub YourEventHub
Guide to events, attractions and businesses for cities across the United States. Formerly called usguidez.
Nurse Facility Locator Nurse Facility Locator
Searchable application for nurse recruitment campaign. Users can narrow results with multiple search parameters and are provided with facility information, a map, demographics and the ability to save sites as favorites.
Apartments on Yahoo Maps Apartments on Yahoo Maps
Craigslist apartment listings plotted on a map, with answers to real-estate and apartment-related questions for your city.
Maps for Photos and Wikipedia Maps for Photos and Wikipedia
Find various US locations and get weather forecasts, Wikipedia geo articles and Flickr photos.
Home Locator Home Locator
Search real estate listings with photos and maps. Winner of the Adobe Flex Developer Derby.
SMS GeoBlogging Service SMS GeoBlogging Service
Blog based on your location. Users can request posts based on their location or subscribe to RSS feeds. It also provides a way for users to enrich their blogs with Yahoo Pipes.
Hungry Service Hungry Service
Send an SMS to find restaurants offering special deals in your location, then make reservations. Integrates with data.
LIME Local LIME Local
Community-generated directory of Green places. Users are asked to submit and share environmentally friendly, sustainable and healthy businesses and services.
MusicTonic MusicTonic
Slick music information mashup with photos, videos and news. Search or browse artists by name or genre.
LookLOCAL is a unique online mapping and local search service. View over 6,000 traffic cams, view travel related KML files and import your own, search or get directions, and compare Google Maps, Yahoo Local Maps, and Live Search Maps.
Acid Acid
Acid is an enhanced Yahoo Local Services processor. It is an interactive way to gather services data in the U.S. Ballpark Guide Ballpark Guide
Deprecated lets you to share and collect your experiences visiting ballparks across the US. Features a guide and gallery powered by Yahoo Maps and Flickr. Ballpark Collection shows an array of all ballparks, highlighting ones you have reviewed.
Parentography Parentography
Map-based parenting community.
Census Dashboard Census Dashboard
A mashup using two StrikeIron APIs, Zip Code Information and Population Demographics By ZIP Code, plus Yahoo Maps to give detailed information for a specific US zip code.
GangstaMap GangstaMap
Interactive theme your own gangsta map using Yahoo Flash Maps and Google Video. Mashup Camp 3 contest entry.
TagMaps TagMaps
TagMaps is a toolkit to visualize text geographically on a map. Check out the sample applications, where we use Flickr tags on a map to build a world exploration tool.
8zero2 8zero2
Easy to use mashup for finding Free and Pay WiFi hotspots in the US. Search by address or browse by double clicking on the map. Extensive listings.
CPI Media Tracker CPI Media Tracker
From the Well Connected project at The Center for Public Integrity, the Media Tracker is an online database that, aside from mapping broadcast towers, provides an array of data on the reach and influence of companies that control the flow of information.
Ajax Map Comparison Ajax Map Comparison
Map Compare allows you to evaluate which mapping service is best. All three maps are locked together so panning, zooming and changing map types will effect all maps the same. You can also use the tab pane to try out various map features.
Yahoo Maps Widget Yahoo Maps Widget
Official Yahoo Map widget for Yahoo Widgets.
NYC Movie Locations NYC Movie Locations
Scenes From the City is a great mashup. Find the locations of iconic Made in NY films with the Yahoo Map made for the 40th Anniversary of the Mayors Office of Film. Lots of ways to search including director and scene type.
Stuff a Blog Stuff a Blog
This webapp for bloggers to create content-rich blog posts. Type in keywords, select content, and it returns the HTML. Returns relevant data from Flickr, Yahoo Maps, Amazon and others.
Official Flickr Map Official Flickr Map
Millions of Flickr photos have been geotagged and placed on a Yahoo Map. Uses the recently added Geo features of Flickr. Add a special tag for photos from events and they will be linked to that page automatically.
Google vs Yahoo Maps Google vs Yahoo Maps
A nice way to see the any location side-by-side in Google and Yahoo Maps. Even dragging one map drags the other.
ocarto a meta map mashup ocarto a meta map mashup
Cool way to create and save your own hybrid maps using several mapping APIs. This mashup layers Google, Yahoo, MS Virtual Earth, and Terraserver maps into one interface - similar to the way Photoshop layers work.
Mobile GMaps Mobile GMaps
Mobile GMaps is an application that displays Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, Windows Live Local and Maps and satellite imagery on Java J2ME-enabled mobile phones, PDAs and other devices.
Homethinking Homethinking
Homethinking monitors real estate transactions to know what each agent has done and also customer reviews about the job they did.
World Community, travel, photos, videos. Data from Yahoo Maps, Yahoo Travel, Flickr and YouTube.
Thailand Details Thailand Details
Shows 76 Changwats in 6 zones of Thailand. Provides information in Thai.
Happy hour finder mashup with Google Maps. Happy hours sortable by drink specials, food specials, wifi, and patios. Also, what is happening right now.
Geotagthings Geotagthings
Simple spatial bookmarking. Use a delicious style bookmarklet system to tag any url with location information.
Maps by IDELIX Maps by IDELIX
Google Maps, Yahoo Local Maps, and Windows Live Local all in one location. Search for businesses, get directions, explore and discover using patented lensing technology from IDELIX.
MetroMash MetroMash
Yahoo Maps, Local Search, Traffic Reports and Upcoming Events all mashed together.
NewsMapr NewsMapr
Browse the most popular news stories by category using Yahoo Maps.
PhoneBackr PhoneBackr
PhoneBackr is a mashup that acts like a searchable reverse telephone directory. PhoneBackr simulates the functions of a reverse telephone directory using search data and various APIs. The results are then rendered on a Yahoo Flash Map.
CityServer CityServer
Allows you to plot multiple Yahoo Services, in multiple categories, on a Yahoo Flash map.
Campus-based Mediation Services Locator Map Campus-based Mediation Services Locator Map
This map plots more than 200 college campus-based mediation services using a list from
MP3 ArtistServer Music Map MP3 ArtistServer Music Map
You can browse and listen to music using a map. If you join you can download the music for free. A listing of nearly 150 musical genres on left, a map and chat window on right.
iPod Directions iPod Directions
Get driving directions on your iPod Video, Nano or Photo. Enter starting and ending address, verify, then export. Supports Mac and Windows.
blueorganizer blueorganizer
The blueorganizer is the smart browser extension for Firefox. With this organizer the web turns into everyday objects like books, cars, restaurants and movies. Collect things with 1 click, find new information and share what you find with your friends.
Jauntlet Jauntlet
Jauntlet is a tool for travelers to add travel plans and maps to many popular sites including MySpace, Facebook, and Blogger.
RDF Calendar RDF Calendar
RDF Calendar, which is a typical Events handling application, now supports Google Calendar API. It can retrieve events information from Google Calendar, eventful, and, can can map events.
Equidistant Eats Equidistant Eats
Enter 2 or 3 addresses and find centrally located restaurants to them. Marker popups include address and phone number info.