Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Custom Traffic Maps with Yahoo Traffic RSS, MSN Virtual Earth Maps and Remote Scripting

It seems that Yahoo has resurrected their traffic data and now provides reports on most major cities in RSS format. The other interesting thing that came about recently is the rollout of MSN Virtual Earth, the API, and the Developer help pages and site. Google Maps is great, Virtual Earth could be even better. Why? A very simple Javascript-based API, lots of good features, and in some cases, the maps and aerial photo tiles are better than Google's. Plus, you don't need a license key. The commercial license requires only that you include the MSN widgets on your map, which eventually will be used to serve ads. If you want to see what it all looks like, visit the MSN Virtual Earth site here. Peter A. Bromberg has to say more on this here...

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