This client acts as a Java library for 5 map-related Google APIs. Using the library, developers can create geocoding applications that consume the Google Directions API, Distance Matrix API, Elevation API, Geocoding API, and Time Zone API. The client is community supported, and requires Java 1.7 or later as well as a Google Maps API key for use.
On your marks, get set... Wait, did you geocode your marks? I hope so, because you only have the next week to enter the Location Wild Competition from NakdReality and SimpleGeo. The winner gets $2,500 and an iPad for creating the "most interesting location-based app."
The winners of Washington D.C.'s Apps for Democracy mashup contest were announced by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and CTO Vivek Kundra. The contest invited software developers to utilize Washington's large public data catalog to develop applications that will make the data more readily accessible and useful for citizens.