The Geocoder Ruby SDK by Alex Reisner allows developers to perform forward and reverse geocoding, IP address geocoding, distance queries for ActiveRecord and Mongoid, and more. This SDK connects to more than 40 APIs and offers advanced configurations that allow different parameters and APIs to be used under different conditions. It also handles basic geospatial queries.
This SDK supports Ruby 2.x and JRuby as well as Rails 3, 4, and 5.
Microsoft has just released a new Silverlight version of Bing Maps that is full of new features and upgrades. Although it's hard to say whether this release of Bing Maps has "stolen the cool crown" from Google, the new features do provide some additional value for users. The "beta" release is not yet available by default, though you can preview the latest version at: http://www.bing.com/maps/explore.
Getting on a plane and actually traveling somewhere is so old fashioned. Teleporting is the future. But since we haven't worked out all the kinks of physically moving our atoms from place to place, for now we have the Google Maps API and it's Street View feature.