The CloudMade Python Library assists developers in working with the CloudMade API. With this tool and library, modules found for the API include: Routing, GeoCoding, and Tiles. The CloudMade APIs and tools provide geo developers with a rich mapping platform.
Flat maps have a hard time communicating elevation changes, but now you can access the data to visualize as you want. Google Maps added two elevation services, bringing you the meters above sea level for any point on earth.
A year ago users of Garmin's sport tracking devices logged into its Garmin Connect site to find a seemingly minor change. Instead of embedding Google Maps, the GPS manufacturer had switched to Microsoft's Bing Maps. According to the 38 pages of comments in Garmin's forums, this was in actuality a major change. A year later, Garmin responded in October by giving users the option of Bing or Google.