API News from Where 2.0

John Musser, May 29th, 2007

Where 2.0With O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 Conference in full swing this week there’s been no shortage of online mapping-related news. Highlights range from the Google Maps with Street Views to the launch of the very cool GeoCommons from FortiousOne, the folks behind the GeoIQ API.

API related announcements include:

For more on Mapplets, here are some specifics from their site:

Mapplets enables third party developers to create mini applications that can be displayed on Google Maps, much like Google Gadgets are displayed on iGoogle. These Mapplets contain a variety of information, from housing listings to crime data, and tools like distance measurement. Users can select from a wide range of Google and third party Mapplets to display on the Map, essentially creating their own “mashup of mashups” directly on the Google Maps site, while still enjoying the built-in functionality of Google Maps, such as local search and driving directions. A number of our partners, including WeatherBug, Booking.com and Platial have already created Mapplets.

They have extended the Google Maps JavaScript API to support mapplets with developer API documents here. The Google team have also extended their Gadgets directory into this new Mapplets Directory.

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May 30th, 2007
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Comment by: ProgrammableWeb.com » Blog Archive » 44 Mapping APIs

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June 1st, 2007
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Comment by: Mashup Guide :: programmableweb helps me to keep up on a busy week in maps

[...] ProgrammableWeb.com » Blog Archive » API News from Where 2.0 is a good pointer to some of the new developments in this space. This week has been is a busy week for developments in online mapping because of such events as the Where 2.0 conference, the Google developer Day, WhereCamp – alternative conferences for geohacker…. It seems that people who have stuff to show off want to wait until these big conferences to announce their advances. [...]

June 4th, 2007
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June 4th, 2007
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June 8th, 2007
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