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New Geo APIs - 01/9/13

Wednesday, January 9th 2013
By Adena Schutzberg

Auburn City Council Exponare API: Exponare is a service that links geographic information from a range of databases and applications and displays this information in one map interface. This particular implementation of Exponare is hosted and used by the Auburn City Council, which is located in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. It's functions can be accessed programmatically using SOAP calls issued in XML format.


CORDC Nautical Charts API: The Nautical Charts API displays NOAA Nautical Charts within Google Maps API v. 3. The Nautical Charts API provides map layering capabilities and gives developers access to the data. Functionality allows developers to manipulate map layering and access any geographical information they may need. The API is guided towards scientific research and oceanic mapping innovation. It is RESTful and responses are formatted in either JSON or XML.

GaiaSup API: GaiaSup is a spatial engine that developers can use to build location-based services or geospatial applications. GaiaSup allows developers to store and retrieve spatial coordinates that are managed by an in-memory spatial database. This allows data to be processed and retrieved quickly, which makes GaiaSup suitable for real-time interactions wherein people need to instantly disseminate or receive messages.

GaiaSup's functions can be integrated into apps and services using its API, which uses SOAP calls issued in XML format.

BBAW Places API: The service analyzes text submitted to identify place names within the region of Germany known as Prussia. It interprets text and names according to usage from the 19th century, as recorded in a gazaetteer resources compiled by the provider's research project. It helps with analysis of text from the relevant period and specific to the region.

API methods accept submission of sample text encoded as Unicode and return the place names recognized along with their locations within the submitted text. Methods allow formatting of output as xml, json, or plain text.

UKMail API: The service provides help shipping parcels, both within its native U.K. and worldwide. It is available via an online interface or through white-label hosted pages or web service calls for complete integration with existing order management systems. Functions include shipping quotes for specified packages and points of origin and delivery, with booking of shipments and scheduling of pickup and delivery.

API methods support integration with an existing proprietary ordering system to specify package contents and weight along with sender and recipient addresses. Methods also support booking of a quoted shipment and submitting pickup orders to a selected carrier.

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