This SDK is a directions plugin for mapbox-gl-js using the Mapbox Directions API. It provides a way to quickly add UI to display driving, cycling, or walking directions on the map. 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.
When looking for a place to live, the surrounding area matters. Knowing if the property has easy walking access to shops, places of interest or public transport can definitely sway a buyer's purchasing decisions. Walk Score is a service that measures walkability within specific locations and also provides neighbourhood maps to the real estate industry. Walk Score's Travel Time API makes this functionality available to be easily integrated with other applications.
Recognize.im recently announced that its image recognition API service has publicly launched. Until now, the Recognize.im API remained accessible on an invite only basis. Recognize.im hopes to tap into the quickly growing image recognition market and target mobile shopping apps and advertising campaigns. The platform recognizes real-world objects and redirects customers to take action after the customer takes a photo of the object with a smartphone.
Data marketplace InfoChimps continues its march to API-ify its most useful, sliceable datasets. The latest is a bundle it calls the InfoChimps Geo APIs and it makes available some extremely interesting location data from both public and private sources. The company has created a location data schema to unify sources, which include several place databases, Wikipedia articles and Zillow neighborhood boundaries.