While most organizations are still struggling with just how to cope with giving mobile computing devices access to the corporate network, a second wave of mobile computing is already starting to gain momentum.
Developers with their own geographic imagery will soon be able to publish it as a layer on the Google Maps API and Google Earth API. Dubbed Google Earth Builder, the service will launch in the third quarter. From the looks of the announcement here at Where 2.0 conference, Google is dipping its toe into the traditional GIS industry. The maps developers upload will be available via API, but only to enterprise customers who pay Google for geo services.
Versium, big data solution provider, has opened access to its LifeData platform via the Versium Analytics API. The LifeData platform captures data created by customer and enterprise transactions. After capture, Versium consolidates massive volumes of customer and enterprise data and produces insights rarely understood without a powerful big data engine. API access to LifeData platform allows companies to utilize Versium's matching algorithms and verification technology within existing tools and applications.