Amazon has empowered more location-based services through Alexa with the release of a Device Address API. The API allows for the development of Alexa skills that require location data. For instance, consider a food delivery skill. Without an address, the skill would not function accurately.
With the power and scope of GIS growing as new tools become available, Jason Baker’s article on opensource.com celebrated the arrival of GIS Day on November 19 by discussing three viable alternatives to Google Maps API for creating interactive web maps for a range of use cases.
This article offers an introduction ipapi, a service that provides information about your website's visitors based on their IP address. Using the service, you can determine the customer's location, timezone, default language and currency and details about their network's organizational identity.