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.
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.