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via Planet OSGeo by Sean Gillies on 5/10/13
Today was a pretty good day for the GeoJSON format.
Josh Livni announced on Twitter that the Google Map Engine API had been published. The little format that could has a good role in the API.
Ed Summers blogged about wikigeo.js, a library that gives you a GeoJSON interface to Wikipedia API results. Ed is absolutely right about how usable and right-for-the-web mapping software has become since younger web developers and designers have started to displace the older earth science programmers like myself.
A good example of which is Tom MacWright’s edit geojson app; draw a shape and copy the GeoJSON representation, paste some GeoJSON and render the shape.
The business of geospatial standardization may have hit a rough patch recently, but things aren’t all bad. Developers are still finding ways to agree, share, and do good work.