Bing Maps offers an iOS SDK to develop applications in Objective C within Xcode. Users can note that the iOS map control is supported by Bing's road. It offers aerial and hybrid map styles. It can also access a user's location as long as the phone's GPS is on. What makes this kit valuable is its capacity to use the Bing Maps REST Service that includes geocoding and routing to build a mapping application. This idea serves to help coordinate the Bing Maps Control with Bing Maps services. Besides using the iOS SDK, developers are invited to use the Bing Maps SDK for Windows Phone and the SDK for Android. These services might provide a more complete development experience to create apps associated with geocoding, routing, and mapping services.
New tools and accessibility options have been added to the Opendatacommunities API to extend ease-of-access to the UK Government’s five-star dataset managed by the Department for Communities and Local Governments. Datasets include neighborhood-level analysis of housing and homelessness, quality of life indicators, and wellbeing measures.
A showcase of visualizations and interactive dashboards has been created to demonstrate how developers, data analysts and local communities can use the open datasets to better understand the interplay of economic and lifestyle factors on specific neighborhoods across the UK.
Your local newspaper probably uses maps on its site. If it doesn't, it will soon. As newspapers look online for readership (and thus, revenue), they look for new ways to show information related to the places they cover.
If you are as optimistic as we were about Twitter's location features, you should be downright giddy now. Twitter has acquired the company--and staff--behind one of the most innovative mapping-related APIs. Mixer Labs' GeoAPI , previously known as TownMe, hosts your geographic data and allows spatial queries such as "find the closest location" (for more see our earlier TownMe news coverage and our TownMe API profile).