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- The city tells its stories. A prototype urban screen that shows in realtime the thoughts of the people living in that area, as desumed from social networks. Circles represent people interaction in...
- Search NYC real estate listings with locations plotted on Google Maps.
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It may seem like lately geo APIs and mashups are getting a lot of coverage here on ProgrammableWeb, and for due reason: the geo API providers have been busy. From the release of v3 of the Google Maps API to the release of Yahoo!'s Placemaker "geo-enrichment" platform, there has been a lot of activity on the mapping front in the last few weeks.
There are a number of ways to discuss API popularity. Our metrics are based on developer engagement. The "track" functionality on ProgrammableWeb lets developers declare an interest in receiving updates on particular APIs. Which APIs and categories are seeing the most activity.
Earlier this week Microsoft announced that it is making some of the imagery used in its Virtual Earth platform available for purchase (more on Virtual Earth in our VE SDK profile). The imagery, taken with Microsoft's proprietary UltraCam shown below is available for approximately 200 cities (in high resolution and averaging less than two years old).
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