This Javaxript SDK is a utility for monitoring a user location in relation to a route, given a users location and route. It calculates the closest step to the user and returns an object that contains three keys that include; step, distance and snapToLocation. The Mapbox Directions API shows you how to get where you're going by calculating optimal driving, walking, and cycling routes, producing turn-by-turn instructions and routes with up to 25 coordinates anywhere on earth. Mapbox is an open source mapping platform for developers.
As the various offerings by mapping API providers continue to mature, new opportunities have emerged for would-be advertisers and map mashup developers to tap into the ability to include advertising directly on a map. In addition to providing a wealth of information and spatial context, mapping APIs have the potential to serve as an additional venue for advertising.
This is the third part of our series How to Add Postcode-Based Proximity Search With Open Data. To find a nearby business, you need to know: nearby what? In this article we show you how to implement the common application of nearest locations to a postcode provided by a user.
Imagine if you could peek into your users' checking accounts and see what they earn. In a way, you can. A creative new API from big data trailblazer InfoChimps uses IP geolocation to return U.S. Census data, including annual income. There are also updates to the company's Twitter influence and trust data APIs.