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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.
Skyscanner is a travel search site that helps users find flight, hotel and car rental deals anywhere in the world. This has led to considerable growth in website traffic, but it is the free access the company provides to its APIs that is generating interest from travel startups.
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.
Hilton extends the capabilities of its HHonors app by integrating with Uber’s API, providing automated Ride Requests from inside the Hilton app to improve guest experience.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Coupons, Travel, and CRM. Also added, SDKs for CloudMine and Gigya. Here's a summary of what's new.
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.
Addison Lee put significant effort into expanding its cab services beyond its physical footprint. Its new API allows the company to integrate with services around the world.
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.
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.
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.
British Airways announced three new Shop and Order APIs to spark innovation. The APIs use the IATA's NDC standard, developed to enhance travel agent/airline communication.
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.
To celebrate 10 years of Google Maps API, a team of devs is building an app to keep the team connected while on the road. This tutorial covers storing location data in the cloud.