April 5, 2016
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Amazon recently released Amazon Maps API version 2.0. The mapping API has long enabled developers to add maps to their apps for Amazon’s Fire Tablets and the Fire Phone.
There has been a lot of geo-related news lately, and in part that's due to the ongoing release of new APIs, features, functionality, and data for mapping and location platforms. The latest news is the addition of the recently released StreetSide panoramas and enhanced Bird's Eye imagery to the Bing Maps API. A little over a week after these new features were added to Bing Maps they have now been exposed via several methods in the Bing Maps API (our Bing Maps API Profile).
Developers have seen the value of mapping APIs. Look no further than our list of map mashups for proof that there's a lot of value in maps to visualize location data. But how useful are web maps to a humanitarian organization? When you're working in more than 30 countries, as MercyCorps is, perhaps the answer is obvious.