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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.
NoSQL databases have grown in importance over the last decade. These databases differ greatly from a traditional SQL database by storing data in flexible stores that can change on the fly. This article reviews seven APIs that allow developers to integrate their apps with NoSQL databases.
DataStax, a data management company, has announced that its Stargate open-source API framework has moved into general availability. Stargate was initially announced in the summer of 2020 and is intended to integrate data request coordination code with an API platform for simplified data management.
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.
Oracle recently introduced its Autonomous JSON Database. The new cloud service gives developers a cost-effective JSON database with NoSQL APIs. It includes all core capabilities of MongoDB while delivering high performance, elasticity, full ACID support and SQL functionality.
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.
IBM has introduced OpenAPI Comment Parser. The new offering brings API reference creation and code development into the same environment. The theory is that API references will improve, and stay updated, if developers don’t have to bounce back and forth between their code and the API reference.
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.