New Geo APIs - 01/2/13

National Institute for Geographic Information and forestry API: The service provides data for mapping and geographic information sysetms (GIS) applications related to forestry and agricultural conditions in France. It documents forest coverage, tree species and health, soil conditions, and related environmental reports tied to specific locations, identified as geographic points or physical areas. It is intended to provide a continuously updated inventory of French forest resources.

API methods support retrieval of reports on tree species, environmental health, and forestation. Data may be formatted as map layers for integration with third-party mapping applications. Native client integrations are available, including Geoportal.

SIX Address Image API: The Spatial Information eXchange (SIX) is a resource provided by the government of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia. SIX is the official source for NSW geospatial information along with land and property information. The SIX Address Image API lets users retrieve geospatial imagery of a specified NSW address. This API uses SOAP calls issued in XML format.

MapData Services API: The Australian service provides mapping and location-aware information services for integration with other applications. Information available for a location includes property risks such as flood, fire, cyclone, earthquake and hailstorm along with more general social infrastructure such as roads, commercial activity, social service and government facilities, etc. Map rendering services help to generate images of terrain and conditions for a specified location, with road networks and route mapping between locations.

API methods support submission of a location as address, latitude and longitude, or other location IDs along with information requested: risk factors, infrastructure, amenities, etc. Mapping methods allow designation of pin markers, area polygons, map boundaries and zoom levels, etc. Methods also support location-aware search for businesses and other features local to a specified place.

Eventlister.com API: Eventlister.com provides a large event directory for craft, festival, concert, art and expo shows. If you're a new or even experienced crafter, Eventlister.com provides you with the tools you need to exhibit and sell your crafts yourself: connecting you with local events and even with exhibitors looking for vendors in your area. You can also search through the indexed listings of various craft/art functions for a specified time or location.

The REST based Eventlister.com API allows third party sites and developers to utilize the event listings and messaging capabilities of the site when building their own applications or tools. Methods include: EventCategories, EventSearch, EventImage, EventWebsiteForwarder, MessageSend, MessageCheckStatus and more. Respones are formatted in XML.


Published Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Written by Adena Schutzberg



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