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.
There is a new wave of mapping APIs that are helping developers provide better location feedback to users. These "reverse geocoders" do more than just return an address. Instead, they provide meaningful names associated with the place, such as a business. In some cases, it gets even more specific.
Last week Flickr announced a great set of enhancements to their service: geotagging of photos on a map. Once again they've done a nice job in the interface by making it really, really easy. Drag-n-drop them on the map and you're done.
ForWhereIAm is a service that offers real-time, short-lived and localised information. Businesses use it as a place to post information they want to share with their customers, and users can visit the site to get information on deals and announcements that are relevant to their specific location. The ForWhereIAm API makes some of this data available to third-party developers.