Walk Score aims to create walking communities by matching living spaces with close amenities. The purpose of this Python library created by Peter Hornyack is to get familiar with the API capacities that include to display properties and to search apartments. In addition to API access, developers can consider to mash up walking scores like the ones that require building permits. Dependencies available at https://github.com/pjh/pyutils
As portable GPS devices become increasingly commonplace in cars, it was only a matter of time that such devices would become also networked and programmable. Dash Navigation, the maker of Dash Express, a "two-way, Internet-connected GPS navigation system," announced yesterday DashApps, an API and developer program for the Dash Express.
MapBox, builder of open source tools for map creation, has just won more than half a million dollars to focus it's development efforts on the OpenStreetMap project. This is a big win for the mapping community because this grant will further the development of the community at OpenStreetMap as well as strengthen the open source toolset that the MapBox team has been creating. This funding might also serve as a confidence boost for MapBox API consumers.
Online mapping pioneer MapQuest just launched a new local site to explore 50,000 U.S. neighborhoods. MQVibe uses the MapQuest API to display neighborhood shapes and highlighted places. The MQVibe API, while not officially launched, is used by the site itself and appears available externally.