This SDK is NodeJS bindings for Or-tools Vehicle Routing Problems, Travelling Salesman Problem (TSP) and Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) solvers. The Matrix API returns travel times between many points and allows you to build tools that efficiently check the reachability of coordinates from each other, filter points by travel time, or run algorithms for solving optimization problems. Mapbox is an open source mapping platform for developers.
Look out, CloudMade. Google announced a new feature in its Maps API that lets developers control the underlying map imagery. Map Styling gives you control of colors and whether types of features are included in the map. Previously this level of map styling was only available by paying for underlying map data, or using the Open Street Map project that CloudMade is based upon.
Propeller Health has opened new access to its asthma conditions forecast technology. The Air API is open and free for users to integrate with third party apps and services. Propeller's predictive technology gathers weather and pollutant data to make asthma conditions forecasts for geo locations.
Map mashups continue to mature in terms of sophistication and functionality, providing end users with an ever-expanding set of tools and applications. As a result, the intersection between traditional geospatial data and these new mashups requires well defined ways to transfer, distribute, and consume geospatial data in a web-friendly way.