This NodeJS SDK is CLI utilities for the Mapbox Data API and includes; get-dataset, get-feature, create-datasets, create-data and more. Mapbox web services allow for programmatic access to Mapbox tools and services that retrieve account information, upload and change resources, with access to core Mapbox tools, like geocoding and directions. Mapbox is an open source mapping platform for developers.
Location data and storage company SimpleGeo has announced plans to change its pay-per-use pricing for the SimpleGeo API, removing a free option for low volume users. Instead, the company will offer tiered pricing, with 60 day free trials at every tier.
Google Cloud Platform continues to roll out consistent updates to its App Engine platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Its latest release, version 1.9.0, makes available App Engine Modules, which aims to help developers break their applications into logical components to bring significant efficiency to both cost and performance. The update also includes a MapReduce library for Java and several PHP Runtime improvements.