The OpenAddresses R SDK by Scott Chamberlain is an R client for data from OpenAddresses. The library serves to make it easy to retrieve the data, as well as combine data sets and visualization. OpenAddresses is a web portal for the management of Open Source worldwide localized postal addresses.
Location data and storage company SimpleGeo has announced plans to change its pay-per-use pricing for the SimpleGeo API, removing a free option for low volume users. Instead, the company will offer tiered pricing, with 60 day free trials at every tier.
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.
Almost every app that uses a mapping API needs latitude/longitude points. To get geocodes you need to convert an address to a point on the earth. That's where you'll need one of the 54 geocoding APIs in our directory. This post covers seven free geocoders and compares them on several aspects.