This NodeJS SDK is a customizable open source map implementation that provides acces to leverage Mapbox's backend, to visualize very large geo data sets, advanced analytics about your app's users, offline maps and custom markers, platform independent map implementation and more. Mapbox is an open source mapping platform for developers.
Facebook Timeline, the new profile design launching soon on Facebook, makes broad use of the Bing Maps API. Similarly, the Facebook Places feature also incorporated Bing, but now both maps use a different, more simplified style.
The geo mapping platform ecosystem has grown a little more as the competition between Google Maps and Bing Maps just got a lot more interesting. It's been less than a week since we covered the release of a variety of new features for Bing Maps, including the addition of new StreetSide panoramic imagery similar to that used in Google Maps StreetView. At the time, it seems that Bing Maps was making a move to "catch up" with Google Maps in terms of immersive street-level panoramic photos. And now Google has countered back with the release of "aerial perspective imagery" similar to the Bird's Eye View imagery used in Google Maps.
Microsoft has launched the Bing Maps Distance Matrix API which returns the travel times and distances between a set of origins and destinations. The API can be used in applications to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem and Vehicle Routing Problem returning the best route for a set of locations.