Curated Mapping News

These are the news items that I have curated during the monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the Mapping conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I am using all of these links to better understand how the space is defining not just their APIs, but their schema, and other moving parts of their API operations.

Searching JSON: Comparing Text Search in Couchbase and MongoDB (01-17-2019)
Dynamic mission planning for drones with Azure Maps (01-17-2019)
Google Earth Reverse Engineering ( (01-15-2019)
DuckDuckGo debuts map search results using Apple Maps (01-15-2019)
Introducing Color Themes: A New Way to Help Your Data Shine (12-19-2018)
Building a Web Scraper from start to finish (12-07-2018)
Web Scrape Google Places using Google Place API (11-24-2018)
Mapillary Open Sources Street (11-08-2018)
5 Powerful Alternatives to Google Maps API (11-01-2018)
OpenWeatherMap team announces Weather maps 2.0! (10-29-2018)
How AWS Pricing Works (09-29-2018)
TomTom offers free mobile mapping data as Google Maps raises prices (09-10-2018)
TomTom Announces Free Maps and Traffic Tiles on Mobile SDK (09-06-2018)
Google Maps API Price Hike Is Threatening the Future of Some Companies (08-27-2018)
An Aggregate Map and Location API Postman Collection (08-21-2018)
Mapfit Continues Its Efforts to Reshape the Mapping API Industry with Appointment of New CEO (08-03-2018)
Here launches new freemium plan for developers following Google Maps API changes (08-03-2018)
Google Maps now zooms out to a globe instead of a flat Earth (08-03-2018)
MapAnything Launches First API Services, Enables Developers To Enhance Enterprise Applications With Location ... (08-03-2018)
MapAnything Launches Distance Matrix API (08-02-2018)
Getting a Handle on Spiraling AWS Lambda Cost in Seconds (07-18-2018)
Google Maps API Changes Billing Rules (07-16-2018)
Applying Machine Learning Algorithms to Map (07-06-2018)
Google Maps may be getting Wazes best feature: incident reporting (06-29-2018)
How you can make money from your APIs? A Business Approach of APIs (06-29-2018)
Trying Out Spatialite Support in Datasette (06-28-2018)
Creating a 3D Topographical Map in HoloLens/Windows MR With Bing Maps Elevation API (06-27-2018)
Mapbox Announces New Vision SDK for AR Navigation (06-01-2018)
Build a realtime map using Kotlin (05-14-2018)
20 Github Topics We Are Keeping An Eye On (05-14-2018)
Microsoft Bing Unveils Two New Bing Maps APIs (05-11-2018)
Price hike to Google Maps API could hit some brokerages hard (05-04-2018)
Google Maps finds routes in 39 more languages (03-27-2018)
Google Maps API Is The New Imperative To Mobile Gaming (03-25-2018)
Diving Into Data Visualization (03-18-2018)
Google Maps can now create transit routes that take wheelchair accessibility into account (03-15-2018)
Google Maps API is powering next (03-14-2018)
Emily Garfield's Watercolor Drawings Map Imaginary Places and Examine the Fractal Shapes of Cities (03-11-2018)
IBM Announces PAIRS Geoscope (03-08-2018)
IBM's new launch: PAIRS Geoscope aims to be search for geospatial big data (03-07-2018)
Visualizing Outliers (03-07-2018)
IBM's PAIRS Geoscope helps developers wrangle geospatial data (03-06-2018)
Pedaling pictures: The art and science of GPS doodling (02-23-2018)
Custom Vega Visualizations in Kibana 6.2 (02-20-2018)
Fantasy map generator (02-15-2018)
Bus Booking APIMake Online Bus Reservation Business More Profitable (02-13-2018)
TomTom On (02-08-2018)
Citymapper app adds comparative data on local transport fares (02-06-2018)
Schedule Sending SMS from Google Sheet (02-06-2018)
Mapping global accessibility to cities (01-15-2018)
Mapping a Google Sheet with Lambda and Mapbox (01-12-2018)
Visualizing the Uneven Distribution of Gun Violence in the United States (01-10-2018)
New Geocoding Engine Boost Bing Maps' Routing Accuracy (01-09-2018)
New Jersey town will close streets to fight navigation app traffic (12-25-2017)
Google Maps knows all (12-20-2017)
Microsoft Tackles Vehicle Fleet Management With New Bing Map APIs (12-19-2017)
UPS is Teslas latest electric semi (12-19-2017)
UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion (12-15-2017)
Apple adds indoor maps for JFK, LaGuardia, LAX, and other major airports (12-14-2017)
Get logistical with the Bing Maps APIs (12-05-2017)
Get logistical with the Bing Maps APIs (12-05-2017)
Lets make Reusable Web Components: Google Maps (11-15-2017)
Mapping crises for the American Red Cross and the UN with GitHub (11-15-2017)
How to Easily Track Time Spent on GitHub Issues (11-15-2017)
API Platform Admin 0.2: a dynamic admin for your APIs (React Progressive Web App) (11-03-2017)
Lyft says it will use Google Maps as its default navigation tool for drivers (10-12-2017)
React/Redux with Mapbox (10-11-2017)
Implement Google Maps in ReactJs (10-08-2017)
Evolution of Dockless Bike/Bikesharing Designs and Thoughts on the Industry (10-08-2017)
Configuring Vue Router for a Single Page App (10-05-2017)
Foursquare revamps its developer site as API usage soars (10-04-2017)
Microsoft Launches Bing Maps Distance Matrix API (10-03-2017)
Deploying any React app on Heroku (10-03-2017)
Saildrone (10-01-2017)
CARMERA (10-01-2017)
Mesosphere DC/OS Brings Large (09-29-2017)
Eye (09-27-2017)
Using the Google Maps JavaScript API in a React Project (09-27-2017)
Open Knowledge Maps (09-27-2017)
How to Implement a Hybrid Architecture for Open Source Geographic Information Systems (09-22-2017)
Brigham Young University: Enabling API Discoverability and Data (09-22-2017)
Time Map by Mapbox Rethinking maps based on time to travel (09-21-2017)
Gett is using Citymapper data to plot new ride (09-21-2017)
Accumulated precipitation data for agriculture (09-14-2017)
Mapbox API Consumption Soars as Developers Demand More (09-12-2017)
MIT is crowdsourcing hurricane flood maps in Florida (09-09-2017)
MIT is using social media to map flooding from Hurricane Irma in real time (09-09-2017)
Florida Gov: Use Google Maps for real (09-07-2017)
Google Maps is getting friendlier to people with wheelchairs (09-07-2017)
My computer cant work without talking to 21 different countries (09-07-2017)
OGC seeks public comment on proposed Geocoding API Standards Working Group (09-05-2017)
Google has updated its Street View cameras for the first time in eight years (09-05-2017)
Google's New Street View Cameras Will Help Algorithms Index The Real World (09-05-2017)
How to find the best place to live with the Google Maps API (09-04-2017)
Facebook has mapped the population of 23 countries in incredible detail (updated) (09-01-2017)
Thirty years of floods (09-01-2017)
Even if Hyperloop fails, public transport will win (08-30-2017)
Google Maps now makes it easier to find parking (08-29-2017)
Gorgeous x (08-21-2017)
Google Contacts Map See all your Google Contacts on a Google Map (08-19-2017)
Introducing Geolambda Development Seed (08-17-2017)
Configure Location Data and the Google Maps API for the jQuery Store Locator (08-11-2017)
10 Transportation Trends from State DOT Performance Leaders (08-07-2017)
What Happens in Between Data Extraction and Visualization (08-07-2017)
Tips & Tricks: Adding Your GPS Location to Spotfire Map Visualizations (08-07-2017)
How I built a wind map with WebGL Points of interest (07-27-2017)
Explaining the evolution of trust with game theory (07-27-2017)
BMW and other carmakers team up to take on Waze and Google Maps (07-26-2017)
Google quietly released yet another outstanding feature for Maps (07-21-2017)
MapQuest is Retiring its JavaScript Maps API (07-20-2017)
New OneMap app launched with live traffic information (07-20-2017)
This visualization shows Airbnb spreading like a virus in Amsterdam (07-17-2017)
Google Maps now can tell you the best time of day to travel to your destination (07-14-2017)
St. Petersburg Puts City Services on Interactive Map (07-13-2017)
NYU releases the largest LiDAR dataset ever to help urban development (07-12-2017)
Planet, People and Pixels: A Data Pipeline to link Planet API to Google Earth Engine (07-10-2017)
Visualizing transit vehicle locations on a map in real (07-09-2017)
Help improve Google Maps by adding accessibility info for your favorite spots (07-06-2017)
The Kaarta Contour handheld scanner uses LIDAR to map spaces in real time (07-03-2017)
Visualizations That Really Work (06-30-2017)
Google Maps now shows real (06-28-2017)
This mesmerizing map shows the world's cars, buses, and subways moving in real (06-28-2017)
Snap Map security concerns (06-27-2017)
GM eyes HD mapping to boost self (06-19-2017)
A First Glance @ Googles API (06-13-2017)
Working with APIs (06-13-2017)
Developer Spotlight: Brian Mullis (06-13-2017)
Google Maps updates its Local Guides program with a new points system and more levels (06-13-2017)
Satellites are critical for IoT sector to reach its full potential (06-08-2017)
Facebook Disaster Maps (06-08-2017)
Microsoft trademark filing points to new DirectReality API (06-08-2017)
MAPPED: The sad state of US bridges (06-06-2017)
Apple updates Maps with detailed floor plans of airports, malls in iOS11 (06-05-2017)
GitHub Google Maps Travel Tool (06-03-2017)
Use Case (06-02-2017)
Comparing Google Maps and Apple Maps Over a Year (05-30-2017)
YourOwnMaps Beautiful, minimalistic custom map posters (05-29-2017)
Spotting Dirndl (05-28-2017)
Vintage isochrone maps show 19th (05-25-2017)
Mapbox Unity SDK Brings Pokemon Go (05-24-2017)
Updating Google Maps with Deep Learning and Street View (05-03-2017)
API Specs, Platforms Emerge (04-28-2017)
GeoJSON Text Sequences (04-28-2017)
FAA Begins Drone Map Release (04-28-2017)
Tweet: Digitize your job site with aerial imagery and blueprint overlays –– here's how: (04-27-2017)
Livecoding: A Map of Global Migrations, Part 3 (04-13-2017)
OpenStreetMap Featured Images (04-05-2017)
HERE is helping mobile workers plan and optimise their routes (03-24-2017)
Crunch Report | Google Maps Launches Location Sharing with Others (03-22-2017)
All you need to know about the new HERE Mobility On-Demand toolkit (03-21-2017)
Mesmerizing maps show where the most educated Americans live (03-17-2017)
Googles new sun map will tell you whether your roof needs a solar panel (03-16-2017)
ArcGIS API for JavaScript 3.20 (03-14-2017)
Trip Replay Using Leaflet.js and Mapbox (03-14-2017)
Find a safe bike route with this map (03-10-2017)
OGC is seeking Information on Geospatial APIs (03-09-2017)
Google Maps adds feature to create and share bucket lists with friends (02-13-2017)
Google Maps Now Lets You Create Lists of Places (02-13-2017)
Get lost in this wonderful collection of fantasy maps (02-11-2017)
Descartes Labs opens its geospatial analysis engine to a handful of lucky developers (02-06-2017)
Google will soon open-source Google Earth Enterprise (01-31-2017)
Google will open-source its Earth Enterprise on-premises software in... (01-30-2017)
HazardHub Announces New API for Hazard Risk Data (01-20-2017)
The 280-Year-Old Algorithm Inside Google Trips (01-14-2017)
Google My Business API Now Includes Location Insights (01-13-2017)
Google Maps now displays Uber drivers in real-time (01-12-2017)
Using UAVs to Capture Site Data in the Field (01-11-2017)
HERE and DJI take drones to the ends of the earth (01-05-2017)
How we can bring automation to life (01-05-2017)
NVIDIA and HERE partner on artificial intelligence for HD maps (01-04-2017)
Intel is HEREs new investor and partner on autonomous cars and IoT tech (01-03-2017)
Its not just a map any more. HERE evolves into an Open Location Platform (01-02-2017)
Pondering a Jupyter Notebooks to WordPress Publishing Pattern: MultiMarker Map Widget (12-30-2016)
BRIEF-Here and Mobileye to partner on REM and open location platform technology (12-29-2016)
Dirty Reprojectors (12-14-2016)
Sentinels map Earth's slow surface warping (12-14-2016)
Find historical buildings via Google Maps and add your own. (12-13-2016)
Mapathon at Development Seed (11-10-2016)
HERE and Sodales Solutions give fleet managers more control (10-20-2016)
MapQuest Beta Testing Static Maps v5 API (10-19-2016)
Problem: location/maps APIs are inadequate for developers to build location tracking features (10-11-2016)
Solution: The HyperTrack API framework (10-11-2016)
Animated map reveals the 550,000 miles of cable hidden under the ocean that power the internet (10-08-2016)
A Technical Follow-Up: How We Built the World?s Prettiest Auto-Generated Transit Maps (10-05-2016)
HERE launches mobile services tests in dense urban venues (10-05-2016)
Route Optimization. Yea, but doesn?t Google Maps do that? (10-05-2016)
Building with the Opportunity Project (10-05-2016)
Thanks Maptime! (10-05-2016)
Customizable vector maps with the Mapbox Qt SDK (10-04-2016)
Making malaria history with maps (10-03-2016)
Designing a wildlife map in Mapbox Studio (09-30-2016)
Explore 1.2 billion taxi rides (09-30-2016)
Under Armour launches with Mapbox Mobile (09-28-2016)
Announcing Mapbox Cities (09-26-2016)
Interactive Map of Oregon (Charts and Graphs) (09-26-2016)
Maps to help drivers find parking spaces (09-26-2016)
Adding location to your app with the MapQuest API (09-22-2016)
New imagery for the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (09-21-2016)
OpenAerialMap Improved (09-21-2016)
Google Maps teaches algorithm to identify city trees (09-19-2016)
Earth on AWS: A Home for Geospatial Data on AWS (09-16-2016)
State of the Map Workshops and Lightning Talks (09-16-2016)
HERE is the official map provider for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2016 (09-15-2016)
Tweet: Mapping distributed #solar in #ArcGIS is easy with PowerClerk integration: (09-14-2016)
Designing the perfect map for electric cars (09-13-2016)
MongoDB Compass launches with Mapbox (09-13-2016)
State of the Map: Asia and Latin America (09-05-2016)
Drone2Map for ArcGIS (09-03-2016)
Interactive Map of Indiana (Charts and Graphs) (09-03-2016)
Interactive Map of New Jersey (Charts and Graphs) (09-03-2016)
New maps for Ushahidi (09-01-2016)
Open mapping with UW's Cartography Lab (09-01-2016)
Mapping U.S. wildfire data from public feeds (08-29-2016)
GeoFile: Spatial Reference Systems and Databases (08-24-2016)
Land Maps Reimagined as Charts of Land by Latitude and Longitude (08-24-2016)
Using Data Analytics and Mapping to Understand and Solve the Opiate Crisis (08-24-2016)
Mapbox ?? Human (08-17-2016)
Machine Learning at State of the Map US (08-16-2016)
Enhanced Spotfire Maps using WMS Layers (08-15-2016)
A new algorithm for finding a visual center of a polygon (08-14-2016)
Offline Maps Available For Early Access (08-12-2016)
Geoscape makes Australia?s built environment available to all (08-11-2016)
Custom HTML markers in Mapbox GL JS (08-08-2016)
Satellites auto detect buildings in OpenStreetMap (08-08-2016)
Tweet: RT @steve_snow_: New! 3DR Solo metadata integrated into @Esri FMV! #Video #ArcGIS #Tech follow @3DRobotics https:/… (08-05-2016)
Lonely Planet launches with offline maps (08-05-2016)
Mapbox + Unity (08-03-2016)
Tweet: RT @keithbigelow: Fantastic storymap by Esri #drone2map team on commercial drones and GIS. Thanks for the shout out to @3drobotics an…http… (08-02-2016)
Power your Framer prototypes with real location data (08-02-2016)
Modernizing the FCC?s Geospatial Maps (08-01-2016)
GNOME Maps App Is Functional Again, Switches to Mapbox API Through a GNOME Proxy (07-30-2016)
Google Adds Marker Clustering to Maps SDK for iOS (07-20-2016)
Subaru Starlink connected car maps (07-12-2016)
eeGeo 3D Maps JavaScript API is Now in Beta (07-07-2016)
What Google Earth doesn't show you (07-07-2016)
Connecting OpenStreetMap and Wikidata (07-06-2016)
Joining the OpenStreetMap Foundation (07-06-2016)
White House Mapathon today! (07-06-2016)
WebBrowser IE Emulation for Google Maps JavaScript API Key Requirement (07-04-2016)
Do state judges represent you? Check out the map (06-28-2016)
Google Updates Access and Limits of Maps API Standard Plan (06-27-2016)
Peace Corps mapping for malaria prevention (06-23-2016)
Announcing Mapbox Esri Connect (06-21-2016)
Build your own scalable, location analysis platform with Google Cloud Platform and Maps APIs (06-20-2016)
Udacity Announces New Google Maps APIs Course (06-20-2016)
Apple announces updates to CarPlay and Maps (06-16-2016)
Using Google Maps API (06-09-2016)
Semi-Autonomous Driving Using EC2 Spot Instances at Mapbox (06-08-2016)
Oldest Web Map Provider to Slowly Close its API (06-07-2016)
Announcing Mapbox Drive (06-01-2016)
Interacting with the local mapping community using OpenStreetMap Notes (06-01-2016)
Ultra high-res UAV imagery on the map (05-25-2016)
Designing Mapbox Streets and Outdoors for mobile (05-23-2016)
Designing Mapbox Streets and Outdoors for mobile (05-23-2016)
Introducing Mapbox Humanitarian (05-23-2016)
Introducing the Knife tool for JOSM (05-23-2016)
Mapbox --> Boundless without a plugin (05-23-2016)
Taxi-hailing mobile app Tappsi launches with Mapbox (05-23-2016)
Country Profile - OpenStreetMap in Belgium (05-20-2016)
Improved performance for your maps (05-19-2016)
Mapbox Outdoors redesign (05-19-2016)
Mapbox Satellite Streets redesigned (05-16-2016)
Whiskey distilleries by state with the Mapbox Studio dataset editor (05-13-2016)
CityMaps2Go launches offline maps (05-12-2016)
OSM UK?s quarterly mapping challenge (05-08-2016)
Better OpenStreetMap data with iD's new imagery offset tool (05-06-2016)
Using MapBox's API With Location Data (05-03-2016)
New Analytics API for fetching your usage stats (04-29-2016)
Three million km updated in Mapbox Satellite (04-26-2016)
Introducing the Mapbox API Playground (04-22-2016)
Introducing Mapbox Android Services (04-17-2016)
MapQuest launches new mobile apps (04-14-2016)
Launching DigitalGlobe's Maps API (04-13-2016)
Resolving conflicts in OpenStreetMap using JOSM (04-13-2016)
Simulating route guidance with Mapbox GL JS and Directions API (04-12-2016)
150,000 buildings imported in Los Angeles! (04-11-2016)
MapboxMap for a better Android SDK (04-06-2016)
Offline maps and more in the iOS SDK (04-06-2016)
Your Future Toyota May Know Where You?re Going Before You?ve Told It (04-04-2016)
Citymapper now combines public transport with cars for the most efficient route from A to B (03-31-2016)
Open Data for Town of Banff (03-31-2016)
Government of Vanuatu opens drone imagery on OpenAerialMap (03-30-2016)
Data Magnified Los Angeles (03-29-2016)
Waze rolls out speed alerts to tell you when you?re driving too fast (03-29-2016)
Worlds Subways Converging on Ideal Form (03-25-2016)
Announcing image export for Mapbox Studio (03-21-2016)
The inside scoop on indoor positioning technology (03-17-2016)
8 Ways the Google Maps API Can Improve Your Ridesharing App (03-13-2016)
Mapbox Open Sources API Documentation System Docbox (03-09-2016)
Geofencing for London's congestion charge zone (03-08-2016)
Google?s satellites will now do much more than just update your maps (03-08-2016)
Clean vehicle traces with the Map Matching API (03-02-2016)
TomTom now uses NDS format to provide Real-Time Maps (03-02-2016)
OpenStreetMap Badges and Leaderboards (02-29-2016)
TomTom Navigation Software Goes Real-Time Maps (02-29-2016)
OpenStreetMap Badges and Leaderboards (02-28-2016)
Introducing Mapbox Streets v7 (02-26-2016)
A Webinar Recording : GIS Cloud Smart Cities (02-18-2016)
Google Aligns Places API with Maps Search Results (02-18-2016)
Analyzing 579,677 properties in Philadelphia (02-18-2016)
Explore your world through field mapping with OpenStreetMap (02-18-2016)
Take to the skies with the Mapbox iOS SDK (02-17-2016)
Google is aligning its Places API with Maps search results for developers (02-16-2016)
New Algorithm to find Beautiful, Quiet, and Happy Routes in the City (02-02-2016)
Google Maps Engine API Shuts Down Today (January 29, 2016) (01-29-2016)
My Vision For One Possible Future Of The API Life Cycle Present In A Real-Time Subway Map For Helsinki (01-28-2016)
Google?s Waze launches SDK for third-party transportation apps like Lyft (01-26-2016)
Inside the next-gen technologies mapping mobile indoor assets (01-14-2016)
Linting OpenStreetMap Data (01-13-2016)
Geoclient Released Under Apache 2.0 | (01-12-2016)
A year of improving OpenStreetMap with map feedback (01-05-2016)
Two New York City Council Members Want Google Maps to Discourage Left Turns (12-26-2015)
Here mapping team plans to use real-time driver data for autonomous cars (12-07-2015)
3 Open Source Alternatives to Using the Google Maps API (11-28-2015)
Google Imagery Service Speed Enhancements & More (11-24-2015)
Introducing the Mapbox Studio Gallery (11-24-2015)
Bing Maps now shows road conditions using 35,000 cameras in 11 countries (11-23-2015)
Powering maps and geo on Fabric: Twitter's Mobile Development Platform. (10-21-2015)
Announcing the Mapbox Android SDK (10-20-2015)
Tableau + Mapbox integration (10-18-2015)
Realtime Location Tracking on a Map in JavaScript (09-02-2015)
Learn From Google Maps API And Just Have Standard Approach To Free And Paid Tiers For Your API From The Beginning (09-02-2015)
Data Publishing Use Case: GIS Solutions for Government (08-25-2015)
Statewide Lidar Plan for Utah (08-19-2015)
Victory map 1919 Digital Public Library of America (08-18-2015)
Displaying Vehicle Data with Automatic and Mapbox API (Pt 2) (08-18-2015)
DigitalGlobe Launches New Maps API and Developer Site (08-15-2015)
Announcing Geospatial support in Azure DocumentDB! (08-13-2015)
Announcing Geospatial support in Azure DocumentDB! (08-13-2015)
How Hilton used Google Maps APIs to Enhance Guest Experience (07-11-2015)
UGS Updates Quaternary Faults Data (07-08-2015)
Google Maps will map every railroad crossing in the US to keep drivers safe (06-29-2015)
Uber Acquires Part of Bing?s Mapping Assets, Will Absorb Around 100 Microsoft Employees (06-29-2015)
YouTube Map Explorer is an unusual way to discover videos from around the world (06-29-2015)
Mapbox Mobile with polylines (06-18-2015)
Mapbox Raises $52.6M Led By DFJ To Be The ?Map Layer? For All Apps | TechCrunch (06-17-2015)
Mapbox Raises $52.6M Led By DFJ To Be The ?Map Layer? For All Apps | TechCrunch (06-17-2015)
How Open Map Data is Helping Save Lives in Nepal (06-17-2015)
Mapping platform Mapbox raises $52M (06-17-2015)
Google Maps Update Now Helps You Avoid The Ultimate Frustration (06-16-2015)
How Open Map Data is Helping Save Lives in Nepal (06-15-2015)
Customizing topographical networks for routing with OpenStreetMap data (06-12-2015)
Ambient light sensors and Mapbox Mobile (06-11-2015)
Google Geo Developers Blog: Lyft connects drivers and riders with Google Maps APIs (06-10-2015)
Country Profile - OpenStreetMap in Brazil (06-09-2015)
OpenAerialMap Interface Design (06-05-2015)
Google Maps adds real-time public transit arrivals in three U.S. cities, UK, Netherlands (06-02-2015)
Google announces offline Maps support, including navigation and reviews (05-28-2015)
Introducing OpenAerialMap (05-27-2015)
Mapsense Developer Platform Provides Mapping Big Data Analytics (05-27-2015)
Apple has released an army of tiny robots to help map the inside of buildings (AAPL) (05-26-2015)
New Maptime Chicago Event: The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team! (05-26-2015)
Oculus acquires 3D mapping company Surreal Vision to turn reality into a video game (05-26-2015)
Melbourne does Mapping for GovHack (05-25-2015)
We're sending a delegation to State of the Map US (05-25-2015)
Country Profile - OpenStreetMap in Iceland (05-21-2015)
Google fixes racist results in Google Maps, apologizes for ?mess up? (05-21-2015)
Announcing Mapbox Mobile (05-19-2015)
BlackBridge Networks and Cybera Bring Landsat 8 Imagery to (05-18-2015)
Publishing Realtime Location with the Android MapBox API (05-14-2015)
Displaying Android Location on a Live-Updating Map (Google Maps) (05-13-2015)
Google to Host Maps API Developer Meetups this June (05-11-2015)
Seamless context for mobile apps (05-11-2015)
Corporate Members: Growing Support (05-06-2015)
Let's talk OpenStreetMap at the United Nations in New York (05-05-2015)
How Google Maps API Added Value To A Salesforce Installation (05-03-2015)
Building blocks for logistics: Maps and notifications (05-03-2015)
Displaying Live Location Data with JavaScript and MapBox (04-29-2015)
Simpler OpenStreetMap Data Exchange Formats (04-28-2015)
Guiding mapping priorities in Nepal with seismological data (04-28-2015)
Citymaps Seeks to Disrupt the Mapping API Business Model (04-21-2015)
An OpenStreetMap for Government (04-15-2015)
The Realtime API: In memory mode, debug tools, and more (04-14-2015)
Tracking Metadata in Real-time (04-14-2015)
How to Use APIs to Build GIS, Mapping and Location Applications (04-13-2015)
Progress on Open U.S. Addresses (04-10-2015)
Build Realtime Firebase Maps with CartoDB (04-09-2015)
Open Google Maps from your iOS app (03-30-2015)
Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight on Maptiv8: Bootstrapping, Pivoting, and Scaling thanks to Rackspace (03-26-2015)
Updated law enforcement guidelines (03-26-2015)
OpenStreetMap tile CDN continues to grow (03-24-2015)
MapmyIndia Launches Map API Platform (03-20-2015)
Start Using Landsat on AWS (03-19-2015)
MapmyIndia launches its new Map APIs for Developers and enterprises (03-18-2015)
Maps in your language using Mapbox Studio and OpenStreetMap (03-17-2015)
Mapbox Vector Tile Specification adopted by Esri (03-16-2015)
Google Map with JSON (03-11-2015)
Quick Sketch ? Election Maps (03-10-2015)
Add a third dimension to Mapbox.js with CSS (03-05-2015)
Google Introduces the Google Maps Roads API (03-05-2015)
Mapping nightlife ? Mappable (03-03-2015)
Mapping Police Violence (03-02-2015)
Google Maps API Checker Uncovers Mapping API Problems (03-02-2015)
Top 10 Mapping APIs: Google Maps, Microsoft Bing Maps and MapQuest (02-23-2015)
Tapping into OpenStreetMap Metadata (02-19-2015)
Mapping ice layers with radar data (01-28-2015)
A Conversation About My Subway Map API On The APIsUncensored Podcast (01-23-2015)
CartoDB Launches Google Maps Engine Alternative (01-23-2015)
Google to Devs: Replace Maps Coordinate With Maps For Work (01-23-2015)
Google Maps API integration gets simpler with Java and Python libraries (01-08-2015)

These are curated as part of my daily work to understand what is happening across the space, and I regularly use them to track on what has occurred overtime, and include them in my guides, whitepapers, and other outputs.

Mapping Companies and Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.


Official MapQuest website, find driving directions, maps, live traffic updates and road conditions. Find nearby businesses, restaurants and hotels. Explore!

  • Search for places with optional geographic and categorical contexts.


Mapbox is a one of the biggest providers of custom online maps for major websites such as Foursquare, Pinterest, Evernote, the Financial Times and Uber Technologies. Since 2010, it has rapidly expanded the niche of custom maps, as a response to the limited choice offered by map providers such as Google Maps. Mapbox is the creator of, or a significant contributor to many popular open source mapping libraries and applications, including the MBTiles specification, the TileMill cartography IDE, the Leaflet JavaScript library, the CartoCSS map styling language and parser, and the mapbox.js JavaScript library.


AerisWeather creates custom solutions for weather-sensitive businesses and media properties. Aeris API and SDK toolkits power apps and websites worldwide, providing developers the cost-effective resources they need for success. Weather impacts roughly one-third of GDP, and it is becoming more volatile. Tapping the full power of Aeris allows companies to operate more efficiently, profitably, and safely.

GIS Cloud

GIS Cloud is a collaborative mapping solution for the entire workflow of your organization. It works online and on-premisses.


Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance - data services for observational solid Earth data from the Ocean, Earth, and Polar Sciences


SFGATE: Local news & information, updated weather, traffic, entertainment, celebrity news, sports scores and more.


MapAnything is a geo-productivity platform in Salesforce that helps sales, service, and marketing teams increase revenue and boost productivity. Available on the AppExchange.