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Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, Text, Mapping, and Games. Highlights include an API that offers data about gaming giveaways and an API for adding polls to applications or websites. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Planet, an Earth-imaging API provider, has introduced a new Developer Trial Program. The program allows developers to use Planet’s suite of APIs before signing up and paying for production use. Trial users receive an actual API key that allows real requests and receives real data.
Ordnance Survey has announced the release of a new geospatial data platform that will provide users access to the agency’s location data. The new platform, aptly named OS Data Hub, provides limited free API access to Ordnance Survey’s massive location dataset: OS MasterMap.
Google Maps recently celebrated its 15th birthday. As part of that celebration, the Maps team announced a number of new beta features, and a roadmap for making the next 15 years even more powerful than the first. Of all the features Google is adding, customization is the common theme.
The Google Maps team has announced the beta launch of Local Context. With Local Context, site and app owners can integrate the typical Google Map experience into their properties, but that experience is amplified with rich, local information (e.g. shops, restaurants, etc.).
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Business, Mapping, and Banking. Highlights include an API for a lending platform, an API for IT monitoring, and an API for biodiversity literature and image data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
HERE Technologies, a provider of mapping technology and services, has announced that its XYZ platform will move into general availability. HERE XYZ is designed to provide end-to-end support for developers that are working on map publication and data management.
Garmin, a provider of GPS solutions, has announced the release of the Connect Courses API. The new API will allow developers to integrate with Garmin’s GPS devices and directly import course directions. The API has already been implemented in the extremely popular Strava and Komoot applications.
Lepton Software, a GIS software provider, has announced myCOVIDrisk software and API. The new COVID-19 risk mapping solution helps businesses understand COVID-19 risks associated with their workforce, routes, assets, products, and more. The API tracks quarantine and containment zones in real-time.
Google has added a temporary closures functionality to the Google Maps Places API. Whether a business is closed for a season in the ordinary course of business, or it is temporarily closed in response to a global pandemic, the new feature provides real-time, operational information about a business.
Service Objects, a company that provides APIs for contact and customer data verification, has announced a new API that provides access to global geolocation data based on address. Specifically, the DOTS Address Geocode API provides both longitude and latitude coordinates.
Microsoft's latest Azure Maps updates include many new features and a number of services that are now generally available. Azure Maps on Azure Government cloud, Azure Maps Batch services, and Azure Maps Matrix Routing are all now generally available. New features were added across the spectrum.
Microsoft has announced updates to the Azure Maps Web SDK that includes increased support for common spatial file formats like KML, KMZ, GPX, GeoRSS, GML, GeoJSON, and CSV. Additionally, the SDK includes new pop-up templates and drawing tools.
MyRouteOnline announced the immediate availability of two application programming interfaces (APIs) to enable easy integration of the MyRouteOnline route planner with any 3rd party software. These APIs mean that customers can integrate MyRouteOnline with their back-office business software.
This article presents an introduction to and tutorial on apilayer's positionstack, a forward and reverse batch geocoding REST API. positionstack has more than two billion addresses worldwide in its database. And, its service scales to manage more than one billion geocode API lookups per day.
HERE Technologies is at CES 2020 and is showcasing two APIs. Its Public Transit API helps improve the public transportation experience by providing real-time information from departure boards and other public data. The Intermodal Routing API creates a smart routing experience across cities.
This segment of the past year's most clicked, shared and talked about APIs covers Mapping and Location services. Included are APIs for mapping routes specifically for electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles, APIs for mapping meteorology, as well as a few APIs for Drone mapping services.
This article looks at some potential use cases of different objects presented in the documentation for the TomTom Maps SDK for Web. We’ll go through uses of classes GeolocateControl, Evented, and IncidentMarker, and how these might be helpful to be aware of as you start interacting with TomTom Maps.
TomTom just added a new tool to its Maps API. The TomTom Maps Styler allows users to customize their maps to match their intended style and brand. With over 900 stylistic features available, brands can easily manipulate items like color, font, patterns, opacity, and much more.
For developers planning to incorporate route optimization in applications, it's helpful to know how to choose a routing API. Here the RouteSavvy team offers the top six tips for choosing a routing API and a case study of how the RouteSavvy API was integrated into a floral delivery software system.