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.
Cycling in the UK is not only a popular past time but and also a real commuting choice. The UK has numerous defined cycle routes and many towns and cities have designated cycling lanes and more recently London introduced a cycling scheme fondly referred to as Boris' Bikes after the current Mayor of London. Since more and more people are using a bicycle as a preferred method of transport, and with cyclists having a different selection of routes, on top of the ordinary street network, than alternative transportation methods, it makes sense for there to be a need for a bicycle journey planning web application and API.
It's just about two months until the next U.S. Presidential election. And regardless of who you plan to vote for, you probably have an opinion about which candidate you think will win. The new mash-up web site VoteNight gives you an opportunity to share your predictions with the slick use of the Google Maps API.
Just a few months after Google entirely restructured its pricing scheme for Google Maps, TomTom has announced that maps and traffic tiles will be freely available on its Android and iOS SDKs. While the free option is new, there is a cap to features and transactions permissible without charge.