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Fun little mashup that shows many types of transportation to get you anywhere in the world. Uses HotelsCombined to show potential hotels and Google Maps to display routes.
diggdot.us meets frapper on this Google Map.
Multiple maps of data for New York City from government sources.
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It's funny that when I talk to people in the travel industry about mashups and APIs, most of them get glazed looks in their eyes. Throw in terms like location based services or geospatial awareness and I've lost them. What most of them don't realize is that the majority of the travel apps that are starting to come out, both online and for mobile are mashups that are relying on location awareness and geospatial data. Many of them, like Pocketvillage are a consumer interface on top of a variety of APIs all normalized for a single homogenous user experience. That's right, it's essentially a metasearch tool that pulls in content from a variety of sources including Viator, GetYourGuide, TourCMS, Rezgo, AirBnB, and many others. What differentiates a metasearch like Pocketvillage from other metasearch applications however, is the fact that with location based services enabled, Pocketvillage can return content based on your current location. The issue right now however is that not all geo data is equal. Not all APIs provide geolocation information and some return it based on different criteria.
Fwix, the local information provider, has released its Fwix Location API at this week's Where 2.0 conference. But the company isn't looking to become just another source of location data in developers' toolboxes. Fwix founder Darian Shirazi explained to us that he hopes to "establish [Fwix] as the underlying platform for geodata" by providing rich, high-quality place information that meets a broad range of developer needs.
When you gotta go, you gotta know: where’s the nearest toilet? SitOrSquat has been helping answer that question for several years. Now the SitOrSquat API will allow you to interface with the app's extensive database of public restrooms, replete with all kinds of meta data.
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