Can’t Decide What Free API to Use?

Batch Geocoding Blog has a nice quick and dirty rundown of the differenences between Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, and MapQuest’s APIs. They hit the highpoints of what each offers and fails to offer. Yahoo and MapQuest have some very nice features like geocoding and route-finding that Google doesn’t have. Of course, there’s like a billion and a half hacks out for Google, some of which add this stuff back into Google. So, like most things in life, there’s tradeoffs!

2 Comments to Can’t Decide What Free API to Use?

  1. Triangulations: March 13…

    The Batch Geocoding Blog has a comparison of the Google, MapQuest and Yahoo! mapping APIs; it’s a quick outline of what the author sees as the pros and cons of each. Via Very Spatial. Alex Stengel says MapMemo 2.5……

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