Entity creation: This is one of our most requested features. You could previously annotate our database of 16 million businesses and points-of-interest. Now you can also create and annotate your *own* entities (both points and polygons) around the world. Do you want to annotate finch nests in the Galapagos Islands? Or create a virtual world overlay to Manhattan with your own blocks and neighborhoods? Or let students make a collaborative digital map of their campus? All this is now possible.
You can see a demo of this, where you can create your own "Twitter Empire" here.
More Media Layers: You can now query our entities (intersections, neighborhoods, parks, etc.) for:
- Data from Foursquare. Sample API output.
- Videos from YouTube. Sample API output.
- Weather from Weatherbug. Sample API output.
Search: You can now search for entities by name and find the neighborhoods, cities and states that contain them. This simple forward geocoding can help with search or other apps.
Other: We have also made a number of less visible changes that you asked for including:
- View parameters for MQL queries
- Faster media layer queries
- "one off" queries for set indices
- SSL support
- Case insensitive searching
Get an API key here.
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