The John Deere SDK by John Deere allows developers to integrate John Deere equipment data into their applications using the Equipment Interface Component (EIC). Developers can use this SDK to read and decode data generated by a John Deere display and to control machinery by creating guidance data, field boundaries, jobs, etc.
Earlier this week Microsoft announced that it is making some of the imagery used in its Virtual Earth platform available for purchase (more on Virtual Earth in our VE SDK profile). The imagery, taken with Microsoft's proprietary UltraCam shown below is available for approximately 200 cities (in high resolution and averaging less than two years old).
Google has just announced that over 40 new metrics and dimensions have been added to the Google Analytics API. The new data points can be queried using the Core Reporting API and allow developers to create reports similar to those found in the Google Analytics Web interface.
How one company analyzed the cost of its integral use of the Google Map's Platform. Poland's GdziePoLek.pl incurred a huge monthly charge for the mapping data it relied on to locate the best sites for purchasing medications — it's primary value-added service provided to its customers.