As application development becomes more complex in the era of the cloud organizations are finding that it’s not so much the tools they are using that are the problem but rather the lack of a coordinated approach to managing the build, test and deploy process.
The Integrated Earth Data Applications are accessible through a variety of APIs and clients, including REST, SOAP, an Open Geospacial Consortium, and an "Open Archive Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvest." These can be used to create maps, visualize data, plot sample positions and create customized data compilations. Funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the IEDA provides "data services for observational solid earth data from the Ocean, Earth, and Polar Sciences" to support the work of the geosciences community.
DropBox recently sat down with Gordon Wintrob over at getputpost.io to reveal how they built their APIs from primitive beginnings to handling over 500 billion calls a year. The Dropbox API lets you work with files, do full-text search and manage file and folder sharing.