another resource for geospatial /lb questions

From: mike l.
Sent on: Thursday, January 29, 2009 10:49 AM
For those seeking answers  to questions or experts comments on anything geospatial, cartographic, or LBS related,  there's another resource:.

I assumed that most people on this list know about the geowanking list,  but if not check out
http://geowanking.org/mailman/listinfo/geowanking_geowanking.org

Geowankers are a great  worldwide community of  geoweb hackers  as well as quite a few professional geographers, cartographers and LBS specialist that are always willing to answer or comment on any questions on almost any geospatial topics or issues.

- Enjoy!

Mike Liebhold
Senior Researcher
Institute for the Future
IFTF.otg



Brent Hamby wrote:
deCarta provides POI lookup and a wide variety of other LBS functionality via:
  • XML web services
  • JavaScript API
  • J2ME API
  • iPhone API
You can check out:

http://developer,decarta.com

It is free to register and get started... 

 

Brent Hamby

Software Architect

deCarta, Inc.
4 North 2nd Street, Suite 950
San Jose, CA  95113
www.decarta.com

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On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 3:39 PM, Dong Sun <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi Tommy,

NAVTEQ also provides POIs you need.

Dong

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> From: Tommy Wu <[address removed]>
> Subject: RE: [web-49] Mapping APIs
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> One small clarification that would help:
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> I am only interested in landmark POIs
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> For instance the top 10
> places you?d want your friend to visit in a
> particular city? these
> are likely not to change too often so I don?t need
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> My company, Eventful, has an api for accessing event data
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