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Submission + - The state of mapping APIs, 5 years on (oreilly.com)

macslocum writes: Map APIs took off in 2005, and during the ensuing years the whole notion of maps has changed. Where once they were slick add-ons, map functionality is now a necessary — and expected — tool. In this piece, Adam DuVander looks at the current state of mapping and he explains how mobile devices, third-party services and ease of use are shaping the map development world.
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The state of mapping APIs, 5 years on

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