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Planet OS is excited to announce the launch of our first API designed specifically for geospatial and Earth observation data. The Planet OS API provides developers, researchers, and climate specialists with easy access to a growing catalog of Earth data from the world's most respected providers.
Developers have requested that Google better align the Places API and Google Maps search results. Google has answered the call by integrating the Places API with Google Maps search. The move offers better search quality, but developers need be aware the changes may affect current installations.
The previously popular Google Earth API is being deprecated and is due to shut down in early 2016, signalling the end of access to its 3D imagery via the API. This post by Timothy Whitehead for Google Earth Blog looks at four applications that used to use the API, and what they are using now.
In our continuing “Hello World of APIs” tutorial series we are looking at the Yahoo Weather API that provides the latest weather information. As with our previous tutorials, we will detail what a developer needs to know to understand the API and build an application that integrates with it.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Augmented Reality, Weather, Voice, and Mapping. Highlights today include Houndify API, which enables voice commands for applications, and Velocity Weather API from Baron. Here, we summarize the new additions.
Google has launched the latest release of its Google Maps SDK for iOS. The new release includes Bitcode support, new events, and a number of features previously limited to the Android SDK. Bitcode support eases developer interaction with the Apple Store, and new events enhance user-map engagement.
With the power and scope of GIS growing as new tools become available, Jason Baker’s article on opensource.com celebrated the arrival of GIS Day on November 19 by discussing three viable alternatives to Google Maps API for creating interactive web maps for a range of use cases.
Google has added one of the most popular features of its consumer Google Maps product to the Google Maps API. Predictive travel time is oft-used by consumers to find best routes, and avoid traffic. Now, developers have access to the feature and can integrate the functionality into third party apps.
IBM has announced that it is acquiring the digital and data assets of The Weather Company in a deal reportedly worth more than $2 billion. The acquisition will hing on IBM's ability to create value by applying Watson to The Weather Company's data to create predictive weather analytics solutions.
IBM Insight Cloud Services constitutes a new data analytics service that offers API access to internal business data in conjunction with Twitter and Weather Channel content.
Since our mobile devices collect location data, Jeff Reifman guides followers through building an application to locate eyewitnesses to an important event using Twitter API.
Last week, Google unveiled pay-as-you-go pricing options for access to the Google Maps Web Service APIs which provide geocoding, geolocation and other mapping functionality.
DigitalGlobe has launched a brand-new DigitalGlobe Maps API that provides access to high-resolution Earth imagery, interactive maps, static maps and other geospatial content.
Mapsense has released the Context API which can be used to analyze millions of spatial data points found in geotagged data such as tweets, Census Bureau demographics, etc.
Google Maps API makes it possible for The Weather Channel to tap into the power of crowd-sourced data to make its weather maps more accurate.
A draft API specification has been released by W3C to promote standards in designing geofencing APIs. While offering efficient geolocation monitoring, there are privacy concerns.
With growing applications in a range of industries, this tutorial shows followers how to create a scalable and affordable geofencing API using Google’s free App Engine platform.
Speed up the process of retrieving photos for geolocating by applying the Wikimapia API and Python scripts as laid out step-by-step in this entry-level tutorial.