The Mapbox-upload SDK is a NodeJS library for interfacing with the Mapbox upload API. The Mapbox Uploads API transforms geographic data into tilesets that can be used with maps and geographic applications. It normalizes projections and generates tiles at multiple zoom levels to make data viewable on the web. Mapbox is an open source mapping platform for developers.
A little over a year ago, Google released a new product called Google Fusion Tables. Fusion Tables allows you to upload, merge, share, and visualize large tables of tabular data. Basically, we wanted to answer the question “I have a spreadsheet. I want to share it with people and create a map/bar chart/storyline/other visualization.” Google Spreadsheets, while powerful, couldn’t handle the 100 meg upload we allow for Fusion Tables. And, being Google, we also provided something for developers.
Facebook apps using the current Open Graph API will break on April 30, 2015. Facebook emailed iPod and iPad developers to explain why their apps will break if they wait until the deadline to upgrade to Graph API v2.0.