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Archives for Josh Babetski

  • Do You Shazou?

    Shazou (Japanese for "mapping") is a great Firefox plug-in developed by Seisan to map and geolocate any web site currently being viewed. It's another helpful tool against phishing scams.

    Shazou is powered by the MapQuest Platform: Free Edition AS3 API. Download it from the Shazou page on the Official Mozilla Firefox Add Ons site.

  • JavaScript, AS3, & FUJAX 5.3 RC4 APIs Released: Now With More Traffic!

    As we get closer to the final 5.3 release, we just rolled-out Release Candidate 4 of our 5.3 JavaScript, AS3, and FUJAX APIs. The major update this time: the addition of more features for adding traffic information into your application. We've also added traffic documentation and code samples for those of you who like that sort of thing.

    More details on the Developer Network Beta page, but here's a quick rundown of the updates:

    • You can now set minimum and maximum zoom levels on POIs. The POI would then only be visible on the map between the specified zoom levels.
    • You can now add traffic incident POIs to your map.
    • You can now add traffic flow to your map.
    • Retrieve item by key from collection or map: You can now get a shape back out of the map, or any collection, by using it's Key property.
    • Get reference to a Shape's parent collection: You can now ask a shape to tell you all the different ShapeCollections it is in

    Happy trafficking!
    Hrmm... that didn't come out quite the way I intended.

  • Where is MapQuest

    Continuing our string of weekly trade show announcements, we'd like to let you know that MapQuest is a Platinum Sponsor of and will be attending the annual Where 2.0 Conference being held next week in Burlingame, CA from May 12th to the 14th. (For those of you not familiar with the Valley, the show is right outside the San Francisco Airport.)

    If you're attending the show, stop by and tell us what you're working on and how MapQuest can help.

  • Meet Us at JavaOne

    MapQuest will be in attendance at JavaOne being held next week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. You can visit us in the Pavilion at booth #1124; a number of the MapQuest Developers will also be running around and attending sessions. Feel free to stop and talk with us.

  • Visit Us at Location Intelligence

    MapQuest will be out in Santa Clara, CA this week attending the Location Intelligence conference. We have a booth set-up and will be happy to demo and discuss the MapQuest Platform with you.

    Hope to see you there!