Mashups using the same API (1)
New updates to the UK Police API extend the possibility of using crime data to create innovative products and services. While many of the new mashups and services that could be created from using an extended, anonymized dataset of all crimes in the UK could have benefits for local citizens and businesses, there is also the risk that the data could be used to infringe on civil liberties.
Years ago most schoolchildren in the US "knew" that if you dig a hole straight down through the earth you end-up in China. But of course that's not true, no matter where you are in the US. From nearly anywhere in the contiguous 48 states you end-up in the Indian Ocean.
Online mapping and directions innovator MapQuest has been building new web services on top of data from the publicly-editable OpenStreetMap project since the company announced a new open platform initiative in August. Now MapQuest has a new addition to its family of open data–based services, bike routes:
||The SkyWise Tiles API allows developers to embed detailed weather visualizations into their mapping environments and applications. Embeddable content includes radar data, satellite data, NWS watches...||Weather||08.24.2016|
||Aquaplot offers sea routing functionality and distance computation for ships. Developers can build integrations related to route planning, route optimization, fleet maneuver planning, and traffic...||Optimization||08.15.2016|
NASA Vesta Trek REST
||This API is a part of a collection of APIs that power the Vesta Trek NASA web-based portals for exploration. Map layers are available through OGC RESTful WMTS protocol. NASA open data supports NASA...||Astronomy||08.12.2016|
NASA Mars Trek
||This API is used for exploration with NASA's web-based portal. Map layers are available through OGC RESTful WMTS protocol. NASA open data supports NASA’s scientists and engineers with information...||Astronomy||08.12.2016|
||This REST API allows access to weather forecasts and reports, severe weather alerts and information about when the sun and moon rise and set, and the phase of the moon. The HERE Weather API returns...||Mapping||07.29.2016|