Archive for July, 2005

Yahoo! Maps API available

Friday, July 1st, 2005

On Wednesday both Yahoo! and Google announced an API to interact with their maps at the Where 2.0 conference. Jeffrey covered the differences of the two products in his blog post.

It is pretty staight forward to work with the maps API. This is all it takes to display additional information on top of Yahoo! Maps. http://api.maps.yahoo.com/Maps/V1/AnnotatedMaps?appid=YahooDemo&xmlsrc=http…. The information about what should be displayed is defined in the XML document (xmlsrc).

Here is a nice sample that maps traffic cams in the Bay Area.