The Google Geocoding Node.js library by Felipe Oliveira can access the API functionalities of the Geocoding API that encompass latitude & longitude lookup and geocoding responses. To work with latitude and longitude using Node.js, parameters include address, components, region, and language. To obtain responses, JSON should contain status and results.
Over 11,000 people participated in the first annual National Day of Civic Hacking on June 1st and 2nd, 2013. At the event, developers collaborated with government agencies and entrepreneurs to create applications that help solve civic and social problems impacting local communities. Developers used a variety of public APIs and datasets to create their applications, including the US Census Bureau API, which was used to create an interactive application and several infographics. The US Census Bureau API is the first API created by the US Census Bureau and was released to the public back in July 2012.
Soon you will be able to query Google's vast database of local businesses. Today the company announced Nearby Places, a Google Maps widget and a web service, with its eye on providing data to users on the go.