A more interactive experience can help developers create engaging applications. This is the case of Bing Maps V7 Interactive SDK in AJAX, that presents alternatives to choose a virtual user experience. The SDK allows one to create maps with clickable logos, search boxes, and navigation bars. Users also can create maps with view selections such as bird's eye view, aerial view, and initial zoom. In addition to these preferences, users can access modules with traffic, directions, venue maps, navigation, search, and spatial data services.
It's hard to find an online real estate site today that does not in some way incorporate maps. And so it's no surprise that another of the top ten tags at ProgrammableWeb is "realestate", now with 78 mashups tagged realestate.
The Earthquake Data Portal API provides event information in both SOAP and REST-style services. For SOAP, the information is provided in QuakeML format. For REST, information is in either QuakeML or JSON formats. Users can do Event Searches, review Latest Events and look at Event Details. Data on seismic waveforms and their velocity are also provided, including the ability to predict arrival times and locations after they have been detected. The API will identify the data providers within the Seismolink network.
MapQuest launched another site on top of OpenStreetMap, this time for the United States. With it, came an opportunity to have your directions written in "Santa Speak," something that is also available in MapQuest's Open Directions API, along with several other languages. The new site is MapQuest's largest built with data from the "free wiki world map" and consumes at least one API itself, for showing bugs in OpenStreetMap's database.