MapQ is an easy to use wrapper for the Mapquest Geocoding API. It advises developers to interact with the API by making the environment variable in the local environment. Developers can also interact with the Geo class to work with the API.
Map mashups continue to mature in terms of sophistication and functionality, providing end users with an ever-expanding set of tools and applications. As a result, the intersection between traditional geospatial data and these new mashups requires well defined ways to transfer, distribute, and consume geospatial data in a web-friendly way.
The calendar remains one of the tools that has barely seen an update or revision since it's inception. A grid of dates that you write appointments in. Sure, we have digital versions, but the design and function is still the same. "If it ain't broke...", right? Not so, according to a new startup.
Flickr has added more real-time goodness to their photo API. Using a publish / subscribe (PubSub) system, developers can now receive real-time updates across millions of photos across Flickr friends, Flickr Commons, and by tags and geo-location using the Flickr Real-Time API.