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With the power and scope of GIS growing as new tools become available, Jason Baker’s article on opensource.com celebrated the arrival of GIS Day on November 19 by discussing three viable alternatives to Google Maps API for creating interactive web maps for a range of use cases.
Google has added one of the most popular features of its consumer Google Maps product to the Google Maps API. Predictive travel time is oft-used by consumers to find best routes, and avoid traffic. Now, developers have access to the feature and can integrate the functionality into third party apps.
The Pearson Student Coding Contest is open and accepting proposals. I'll be participating as a judge in this contest aimed at undergrads building apps to improve online learning.
See how Kocomojo enabled marketers with the Google Maps API and beacons to create geo-targeted and hyper-local boundaries that trigger campaigns on customer smartphones.
Last week, Google unveiled pay-as-you-go pricing options for access to the Google Maps Web Service APIs which provide geocoding, geolocation and other mapping functionality.
We've added 7 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Mapping, Recognition, and 3D categories, among others. Here's a summary of the recent additions.
We've added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Mapping, Monitoring, and Home Automation categories, among others. Here's a summary of what is new.
DigitalGlobe has launched a brand-new DigitalGlobe Maps API that provides access to high-resolution Earth imagery, interactive maps, static maps and other geospatial content.
We've added 7 APIs to the directory today in Education and Banking categories, among others. Also added, client libraries for YouTube and Amazon Product Advertising APIs.
Mapsense has released the Context API which can be used to analyze millions of spatial data points found in geotagged data such as tweets, Census Bureau demographics, etc.
Aplos Software released its API, which will allow companies that provide nonprofit and church software integration functionality between their data and Aplos.
Google Maps API makes it possible for The Weather Channel to tap into the power of crowd-sourced data to make its weather maps more accurate.
Using Google Maps Web Services APIs, Chicago's Department of Transportation implemented sophisticated GIS management software to improve efficiency of civic construction projects.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in categories such as Invoicing and Translation. Also added are client libraries for Etsy, Amazon Products and Imgur photo sharing.
Google has launched Eddystone, a new set of location-based technology products that include a new open Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) format and two new APIs.
In an effort toward greater support for developers — and API developers in particular — MapQuest has released a raft of substantial changes over the last couple of months.
Smart lighting system, Digital Lumens, has released an API to allow customers to integrate movement sensors and lighting controls into their own building management applications.
We've added 6 APIs to ProgrammableWeb today in Recognition and Mapping categories, among others. Client libraries for Bit.ly and Groupon have also been added to the directory.