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 news of data visualization provider Tableau's IPO on Friday is yet another sign that the movement behind data and analytics continues to gain steam. With that in mind, today we'll take a look at recent mashups that allow users to perform data analytics of some kind and often show the results through interesting visualizations. Read below for more information on each.
San Francisco-based Urban Mapping has released a new Mass Transit Proximity API that allows developers to easily tap into the company's Mass Transit Database. The RESTful API includes two search methods to retrieve results for Station Stops Near a Point and Station Stops Near an Address.