June 29, 2018
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It used to be you could change anything layered on top of a map, but you couldn't change the underlying map itself. Now you have several options for changing the color palette and the visibility of different objects that make up your base map. The options vary on the amount you can customize and how much work is required. But all three of these APIs can have you map scripting with style.
LocationGenome is inspired by Pandora’s effort to map out the music genome, which seeks to identify, categorize, tag, and recommend music. LocationGenome would like to do the same thing for places that you might want to visit. The example offered on its site explains the obvious relation to some between organic food groceries, vitamin stores, and vegetarian restaurants. The LocationGenome API aims to help your application take advantage of this type of cross category theme.
The API Strategy and Practice Conference continues with the afternoon session. The afternoon features keynote talks from Kristin Calhoun and Deepak Nadig, as well as panels on live traffic and weather and the future of the web. The session will be live streamed from 4:50pm-7:00pm PST. View the video below along with the schedule of speakers.