Mashups using the same API (2572)
Your next geo app is going to be easier to build. Instead of running your own database and collecting geographic data yourself, you can build on top of TownMe and its newly-launched read/write Geo API (tech details at our TownMe API profile).
With 25 million business listings over nine countries, open data company Factual has taken a first step toward creating a place database to which anyone can contribute. With location-based applications now more popular than ever, the data is extremely valuable to developers. Factual is providing it via its API, currently for free.
Here is some interesting news that may impact developers using the Google Maps API (our Google Maps API profile). Google has recently made a couple of updates to their terms of service and have posted the the new terms of service here. There was an initial update made in early November, but one that lead to some debate and confusion about a couple of points, which in turn to a subsequent update. The net result is that the terms of service have been streamlined and some previous restrictions have been removed, including a restriction on the use of Google Maps in desktop applications. Here's a summary of the changes:
||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|
||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|
HERE Public Transit
||This REST API allows access to a series of web services for finding your way around transit information. The Public Transit API combines agency data, external services and data collected and returns...||Mapping||07.29.2016|
HERE Venue Maps
||This REST API returns detailed information on geometry, metadata, Points of Interest (POI) and indoor routing for more than 12 000 venues around the world. Venue Maps includes responses for owner,...||Mapping||07.29.2016|