Rate of New APIs Increases

John Musser, August 20th, 2007

Aren’t things supposed to slow down during the hazy, lazy dog days of August? Apparently not when it comes to new web APIs. The past few weeks has been one of the busiest, if not the busiest, stretches of new API listings we’ve ever seen. One new API listed every day this month.

Here are a couple of the latest additions:

  • Getmapping API: This API gets you “access to Getmapping’s complete archive of aerial photography of Britain, at a variety of zoom levels up to 12.5 cms per pixel. Because of the increased clarity provided by the photography, mobile users will be able to see details on the ground as small as garden furniture and road markings anywhere in the country.”
  • Cogmap API: Use this API to get organization chart data in XOXO XML format. What’s XOXO? As you can see at microformats.org it’s Extensible Open XHTML Outlines, an outline format written in standard XHTML and suitable for embedding in (X)HTML, Atom, RSS, and arbitrary XML.

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