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- A history plus geography wiki that allows readers to contribute items of historical interest and plot their locations. Novel use of Google API for a timeline. Initial dataset is US battles.
- A map mashup showing the latest tweets of the BP gulf oil spill from SE United States.
- Want to know how your elected representatives (in Canada) are acting on your behalf? RepresentMe helps you find out who's representing you and what they've done lately.
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Yesterday, Yahoo announced its new Internet Location Platform API, "a resource for managing all geo-permanent named places on Earth" that "provide[s] the Yahoo! Geographic Developer Community with the vocabulary and grammar to describe the world's geography in an unequivocal, permanent, and language-neutral manner."
Online mapping pioneer MapQuest is using open data to provide transit directions via its MapQuest Directions API and the OpenStreetMap-based MapQuest Open Directions API. In both cases, transit directions are based on the Google-created GTFS data standard that helps transit agencies share their routes, schedules and fares in a consistent format. Currently MapQuest's support is limited to six U.S. metro areas.
Almost every app that uses a mapping API needs latitude/longitude points. To get geocodes you need to convert an address to a point on the earth. That's where you'll need one of the 54 geocoding APIs in our directory. This post covers seven free geocoders and compares them on several aspects.
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