September 5, 2007
Google Maps has implemented a much requested feature, draggable maps, into the Google Maps API. The feature has long been a part of the Google Maps site, but now developers can provide draggable maps for their users--and retrieve the results.
Earlier this week Microsoft announced that it is making some of the imagery used in its Virtual Earth platform available for purchase (more on Virtual Earth in our VE SDK profile). The imagery, taken with Microsoft's proprietary UltraCam shown below is available for approximately 200 cities (in high resolution and averaging less than two years old).
Google Places API has drastically improved the ability of developers to provide engaging contextual information based on a user’s location, thanks to useful function and widgets.