New Geo APIs - 4/23/12

BeThereNYC API: BeThereNYC hosts a listing for events occurring in New York City. It focuses on events taking place at museums, such as exhibitions and stargazing. It also provides a map that shows the locations of listed events. The information on BeThereNYC can be accessed programmatically via REST API.

Data-Planet API: The service compiles data on economic and social activities from hundreds of official sources, including several U.S. government agencies, and makes it available to support data display applications. Applications can access regularly updated datasets on financial markets, regions and geographical subdivisions, criminal activities, public health, and more. The service harmonizes data collected from diverse sources to simplify access within a single, consistent structure.

API methods support retrieval of data across 15 categories and by source, including U.S. government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, the World Bank, and others.

MapRendererService API: MapRendererService is a SOAP-based API for rendering maps. Map rendering is the process of taking raw geospatial data and generating a visual map from it. The API can be used to retrieve map information, legends, and feature information. It also supports map geometry conversions. This API is poorly documented.

Telenav Scout for Apps API: Telenav Scout for Apps is an HTML5 service that allows users to offer premium voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation experience on their smartphone with just one click to any address or location. The API is one line of code, a URL, that includes geocoding to guide users to any address or POI from any mobile website, app, or email. Users are not required to download or install any software. 

- Programmable Web


Published Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Written by Adena Schutzberg



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