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
Some exciting changes with Virtual Earth as Microsoft has announced the release of a new SOAP web service for Virtual Earth and an update to the Virtual Earth Map Control. The Virtual Earth AJAX Control SDK and the Virtual Earth Interactive SDK have both been updated as well.
Before you head off into your weekend, here is another edition of ProgrammableWeb's "Briefly, In other API Economy News". Today we cover new mapping developer tools from WRLD, GitHub's open source survey results, Stripe's new SQL tool and Google's collaboration with Warner Bros to get girls to code.
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."