Open Weather Map is a service that provides weather information with interactive graphics. The Open Weather Map .NET library by Joan Caron is an asynchronous project that interacts with the API. In the official site, users can review the API features that include current weather data, historical data, weather station network, weather forecast, map layers, and data from weather stations. Temperature shows Celsius degrees.
Over at Google Maps Mania, Keir Clarke has a good round-up of new Christmas-themed Google Maps mashups. Each year developers create new mashups with holiday themes, with most being map mashups. Two of these shown below have been added to our mashup directory. For more see our report from last year on tacky Christmas lights and finding out how far does Santa travel to you.
The submission window for Google Places API Developer Challenge has just ended. The 3-month submission period saw developers from all over the world have submitted applications that combine Google Places API and municipal data sources to improve their communities. The winners of this challenge stand to win 2 tickets to Google I/O 2013, showcasing their app and meeting the Google Maps and Places API team.