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The UK’s national mapping agency Ordnance Survey has released a suite of APIs that provide direct and immediate access to OS's most detailed and trusted location data. Over 5,500 public sector organizations now have access as part of the Geospatial Commission’s Public Sector Geospatial Agreement.
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.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Location, Mapping, and Graphics. Highlights include the Smithsonian Institution Open Access API and an API for Placekey universal address identification service. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
AND is proud to announce the launch of its updated GeoBoundaries API, which are part of its geo-location product suite. The GeoBoundaries API adds relevant information to a location, based on its numerical co-ordinates which is usually the name or type of area.
Apps that use location data present challenges to developers. Users expect seamless experiences with up-to-date, reliable data – a significant design and engineering challenge. How can developers deliver stellar user experiences? Here are four best practices for building location-based apps.
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.).
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recreation, Location, and eCommerce. Highlights include an API that offers food substitutions, and API that reads license plates, and an API for Stackpile installation tool. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
In February of this year Radar Labs, Inc., a provider of location data infrastructure, announced the private beta release of several new APIs that handle geocoding, search, and distance. These APIs are now being moved into general availability and are receiving more affordable pricing.
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.