While many are excited about live traffic data on firm ground, others have turned their attention to the other 3/4 of the earth. According to The Map Room, many ships are required to carry transponders to broadcast their location. The result is a lot of public marine data and the perfect situation for a classic map mashup.
Popular location-based social network Foursquare quietly made the long-teased new version of its API publicly available Tuesday. The changes, embraced by its developer community, include JSON-formatted responses and OAuth-only authentication. Even though the new API is characterized as in beta, the company has also deprecated the previous version, announcing it will no longer be available by the middle of next year.
It's been over a month since an explosion on an off-shore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico started leaking millions of gallons into the ocean. As with other major events, developers create mashups to help make sense of and consume the massive amounts of news available. Below are three examples of such sites, with a focus on the latest crisis.