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.
Mapbox has launched the Mapbox Optimization API, a new API that developers can use to build applications with optimized multi-stop itineraries. The API returns the optimal order for making stops to up to 12 locations. The Mapbox Navigation SDK for both iOS and Android has also been updated.
The winners of Washington D.C.'s Apps for Democracy mashup contest were announced by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and CTO Vivek Kundra. The contest invited software developers to utilize Washington's large public data catalog to develop applications that will make the data more readily accessible and useful for citizens.
Location-based social game FourSquare no longer has limits to where it can be used. When users click on their city name below the header of the website, they see a search box to enter a new city. Previously the service supported about 100 cities worldwide and anyone who lived elsewhere was out of luck.