Mashups using the same API (1)
San Francisco-based Urban Mapping has released a new Mass Transit Proximity API that allows developers to easily tap into the company's Mass Transit Database. The RESTful API includes two search methods to retrieve results for Station Stops Near a Point and Station Stops Near an Address.
The lines between cars, computers, and mobile devices are blurring, as several new web-powered apps have made their way to Ford vehicles via the SYNC on-board vehicle control system API. Following up on our post last month about the use of the SYNC system to enable "cars as a platform," news has emerged about the release of some new apps that give drivers (and passengers) access to web services via mobile devices.
Chicago commuters just got a new resource that may lead to more helpful mashups: the Chicago Transit Authority Bus Tracker API. As recently announced, the API provides capability for developers to get bus routes and schedules, bus stop and arrival predictions, and more. Note that the API is not affiliated with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA); rather, it was developed and is maintained by Harper Reed, who says the CTA has been "amazingly cool with all of this." In announcing the API, Harper wrote:
MRT Singapore SMRT
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Takeflite Regional Airline Inventory
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TomTom NDS Map Updates
||The Navigation Data Standard (NDS) is a global map standard that provides a physical storage format for created navigation maps. This standard is widely applied in automotive navigation systems. The...||Storage||11.01.2016|