The geocode Python SDK by Deloitte allows developers to access various mapping APIs in order to perform geocoding, reverse geocoding, routing, and other functions from their Python applications. APIs accessible through this SDK include Google Maps, Bing Maps, MapQuest, ESRI ArcGIS Map Service, and Geocodio.
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.
The New York Times has been in the forefront of experimenting with open technologies for journalism, with its varied news APIs (our directory currently contains 10 New York Times APIs) in the areas of news remixing, civic data, social activity, and niche topics. Now the Gray Lady is focusing on developers with a series of themed conferences.