Esri ArcGIS Mapping and Visualization, GeoIP, Google Maps, MaxMind GeoIP2 Precision Web Services, MapQuest Nominatim Search, TomTom Geocoding, Yandex
June 5, 2015
Single purpose API
Popular "hyperlocal" news and information service Outside.in recently released an API (our Outside.in API Profile) that provides developers with a way to access up-to-the-minute, location-based news. Based on its “news around you” feature, Radar, the API provides access to various types of information, including the latest news stories, blog posts, Twitter tweets and more located within 1,000 feet of a specific location.
As the various offerings by mapping API providers continue to mature, new opportunities have emerged for would-be advertisers and map mashup developers to tap into the ability to include advertising directly on a map. In addition to providing a wealth of information and spatial context, mapping APIs have the potential to serve as an additional venue for advertising.
With billions of IoT devices estimated to hit the market in the coming years, closed, proprietary systems can make interoperability difficult. One way the challenge can be mitigated is through open source technologies enabling connected devices to communicate with each other.