This PHP library aims to be the most functional geo-aware tool because it includes the providers of ArcGISOnline, GeoIP2, Google Maps, GoogleMapsBusiness, MaxMindBinary, Nominatim, TomTom, and Yandex. What this library provides is powerful abstraction layer for geocoding manipulations, according to the author. A complete guide to use the PHP library is available on William Durand's GitHub site.
Push notification startup Urban Airship is closing the doors on all three APIs from the geo infrastructure company it acquired in October. The data behind one of the APIs, SimpleGeo Places, will be maintained by Factual and become part of its Factual API. Other SimpleGeo functionality is being folded into Urban Airship's platform.
It may seem like lately geo APIs and mashups are getting a lot of coverage here on ProgrammableWeb, and for due reason: the geo API providers have been busy. From the release of v3 of the Google Maps API to the release of Yahoo!'s Placemaker "geo-enrichment" platform, there has been a lot of activity on the mapping front in the last few weeks.