The Google Earth Engine Python SDK by Google allows developers to interface with the Google Earth Engine API. Developers should note that the API is in active development and applications using Earth Engine will need to be updated as changes are made. Currently, the API is only available to trusted testers.
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.
Google Maps API is the most popular tool for building location-based services. Now, the Google Maps Operations team is leveraging their experience to collaborate with Udacity and create a free course that teaches students how to integrate maps and location features into websites.