Niels H. Christensen on Semantic Web Recipes presents how to load and parse linked-data and render in conjunction with Google Charts. He consumes a sample government API that supplies bus transportation data. This walkthrough formatted how-to is fit with code examples to aid the reader.
Demand for Big Data applications is clearly skyrocketing. But the challenge facing many developers is that the data needed to create those applications exists in structured, unstructured and semi-structured formats. Looking to make it easier to build these kinds of applications, Hewlett-Packard has added support for both a Java SDK and semi-structured data to the HP Vertica columnar database.
For anyone looking to find accurate and up to date information on vehicles, be it potential car buyers or dealers, Kelly Blue Book provides all the relevant data on car models, features and selling prices. It's an online service with an extensive database of car value data and vehicle information that is based on trusted and official information. The Kelly Blue Book InfoDriver API makes this data available to be integrated with other websites and applications.
When it comes to taxis, most of us assume the fare is going to be a little too much, and we'd probably think twice before jumping into any cab without first knowing how much the trip will cost and if the driver is ripping us off. TaxiFareFinder is a cab fare calculator that helps users to get an estimate on how much their taxi trip will cost from one destination to the next.