Mashups using the same API (2972)
A Google-Maps/Amazon mash-up for finding books that take place where you're traveling. Browse or search the map and make your next destination come alive!
Google map Mashup for dutch motorcycle related events. Features altitude dependant grouping of locations.
Julian Bond maps his Skype contacts. Site includes useful commentary on how the map was programmed.
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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.
AOL has announced that its MapQuest service now supports OpenID logins as part of the new My MapQuest capability. AOL has long been an OpenID innovator. As AOL's George Fletcher reminds us, AOL was one of the earliest OpenID providers.
TRX Systems' 3D "Indoor GPS" Solutions Guide First Responders In Lethal Situations (includes podcast)
Largely in response to learnings from terrorism-related events, there's a new protocol for first responders that involves their entry into buildings before they're fully cleared of any danger. Commanding a situation like that requires GPS-like 3D indoor mapping technology where no GPS exists.
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