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We take you into the weekend with another edition of ProgrammableWeb's "In other API Economy News". Today we give you your fill of Amazon news including the general release of their Greengrass IoT service, the ability for API Gateway to allow for customization of error responses, and more.
The Google Static Maps API (our Google Static Maps API Profile) is quite popular with developers looking for a relatively lightweight method of including Google Maps as rapidly-loading images on web sites. If you're not familiar with this API, it essentially allows you to add a custom Google Map (including markers and paths) as the source for an image element on a web page.
UMap, provided by AFComponents, is a Flash ActionScript mapping API that allows developers to create custom map mashups with interactive data layers. Umap includes a variety of features including support for Flash/Flex versions, custom map tiles integration, KML support, and other capabilities (see our UMap API Profile for more).