The Urthecast Platform is a system of RESTful APIs, services, and tools that allows for fast, scalable access to Earth imagery, video, geospatial information and other data sets in order to build dynamic applications to monitor our ever-changing planet.
A few thousand satellites are orbiting Earth at the moment, providing communications, navigation, and gathering data such as Earth imagery. Developers wishing to create applications that connect to these satellites should check out ProgrammableWeb for APIs. Here are the top ten on our list.
Anyone who has experienced an earthquake knows loss of total control one feels while the Earth is shaking below their feet. Developers wanting to create earthquake related applications should check out the Earthquakes category on ProgrammableWeb for the best APIs. Here are six of them.