The Here Android SDK by Nokia allows developers to build geo-applications. Users can benefit from routing, interactive maps, and global place search features that Here offers. Characteristics of the service for implementation include map styles, touch gestures, point of interest, geocoding, specific & alternate routes. Available content of 25 million streets, 200 million address points, and 60 million categorized places around the world.
After nearly a year with two mapping platforms running in parallel, Google announced today that Google Maps V3 had graduated from Google Code Labs to become the primary maps API. Previously the newer version was recommended for mobile applications, the original reason behind the platform rewrite. With V3's graduation, V2 becomes deprecated, but will continue to work for now.
In today's globalised world most products you see on the store shelf were probably made from parts sourced from all over the world. As we become more aware of the environmental impact of transporting these parts, it is important to have easily accessible information on how a final product comes together. Sourcemap is a project of the Media Lab at MIT, and it allows users to easily visualise what components go into a product, how they are shipped, and what the environmental impacts are.