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Yahoo Maps API

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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

Summary
Mapping services
Category
Mapping
Tags
Protocols
JavaScript
Data Formats
API home
http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/ 
This is 1 of
58 APIs by Yahoo

Yahoo Maps: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://api.maps.yahoo.com/ajaxymap?v=2.0&appi ...

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
API Key  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
Ads permitted, other uses on request  
Provider
yahoo.com  
Company
Yahoo  
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 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
Yes 

Support

Vendor API Kits
Flash, AJAX, Flex 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
developer.yahoo.net/blog/ 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/yws-maps/ 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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Mashups, Developers & Source Code

Developers using Yahoo Maps[ Add me ]

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  • astyler
  • bdefore
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Comments 

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

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/yws-maps/

-John

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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