Bing Maps Geocode libraries by Microsoft are available in .NET to work with multiple mapping applications. The MSDN library site offers development tools and languages for SharePoint, Kinect, Lumia, Microsoft Robotics, and Windows SDK. To geocode a location, users can use Bing Maps REST resources that include guides to initialize, add controls, make requests, and display results.
Map mashup developers take note. Google has just announced that it has made several changes to the Google Maps base map, which now includes several new base layers as well as well as more detailed information.
Wheelmap.org has created a user driven resource for identifiying wheel chair accessible locations. The open source platform allows anyone to add accessibility descriptions and update old ones. The company provides the Wheelmap API for integration of this growing resource.