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32 APIs Available for Maps

Web program it has an exquisite collection of information, organized and categorized in an enviable way. Among them, it shows us the APIs available in the map theme, which to date are 32

This is the list of 32 APIs available on the web, a way to measure them is their popularity by the number of applications (mashups) developed on them, probably the first five, by their positioning (95%) are those that They will fight the battle... although others in the queue are more robust and do not survive:


  1. Google Maps (Map Services) (75%)
  2. Microsoft Virtual Earth  (Map Services) (7%)
  3. Yahoo Maps  (Map Services) (6%)
  4. Yahoo Geocoding (Geocoding and mapping services) (4%)
  5. GeoNames (Geographical names and postal codes mapped) (2%)
  6. Geocoder (Geocoding for United States Maps)
  7. Multimap (Map Services)
  8. Yahoo Map Image (Map Service for Imaging)
  9. BigTribe (Maps services with advertising application)
  10. (Geocoding for United States Maps)
  11. Poly9 FreeEarth (3D Map Services)
  12. Ontok (Geocoding on maps of the United States)
  13. Map24 AJAX API (Map Services)
  14. Microsoft MapPoint (Map Services)
  15. ZeeMaps (Embedded Maps and International Geocoding)
  16. GeoIQ (Geospatial Analysis and Temperature Mapping Services)
  17. MapQuest (Map Services)
  18. NASA (Satellite image and map services)
  19. OpenLayers (Mapping API under the concept of layer mapping)
  20. Garmin MotionBased (GPS services and maps)
  21. GlobeXplorer (Map Services)
  22. plazes (Map services with search and location application)
  23. DeCarta (Map services with location application)
  24. EarthTools (Web services for geographic information mapping)
  25. FeedMap (Geocoding and mapping blogs)
  26. GetMapping (Aerial photography and map services)
  27. MetaCarta (Mapping services with applied to labels and location)
  28. OpenStreetMap (Mapping of wiki applications)
  29. Pushpin (Map Services)
  30. USGS Elevation Query Service (Locates altitude elevation based on latitude and longitude)
  31. Where2GetIt SlippyMap (Map Services)
  32. ZoomIn (Map Service for New Zealand)

It is also possible that there are others over there ...

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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