The Mapbox Directions Swift SDK provides a simple way to connect your iOS, macOS, tvOS, or watchOS application to the Mapbox Directions API. MapboxDirections.swift pairs well with MapboxGeocoder.swift, MapboxStatic.swift, the Mapbox Navigation SDK for iOS, the Mapbox iOS SDK or macOS SDK and works in Objective-C and Cocoa-AppleScript code, in addition to Swift 3. It allows you to get driving, cycling, or walking directions, for nonstop or multiple stopping points, using a simple interface. The Mapbox Directions API is powered by the OSRM routing engine and open data from the OpenStreetMap project. Some features include; calculate optimal driving, walking, and cycling routes, produce turn-by-turn instructions and produce routes with up to 25 coordinates anywhere on earth. Mapbox is an open source mapping platform for developers.
The Urban Airship API will now be a whole lot more geo-aware. The push notification company has acquired SimpleGeo and its suite of APIs, which include Storage, Places and Context. The move brings one of the biggest names in the trend of APIs as products into another big name in the movement.
If there is one thing governments do exceedingly well, it's collect data. What they don’t do as well is make that data available in a way that is particularly useful. Looking to change that dynamic, Splunk has begun working with the White House on a Regulations.gov initiative to make it easier to mine the trove of government data.
Perhaps that Bing-Yahoo search deal is paying off. Even though Maps and Flickr aren't known to be part of the deal, Microsoft has connected its Bing Maps to the Flickr API in a unique way. It overlays geotagged Creative Commons photos over its current StreetSide imagery, as shown in the video embedded below.