Enter the era of GoogleAPI-API-API

When GoogleMaps first appeared, everyone (well, people like RancidBacon or libgmail) were off figuring out the API and how to use the basic GoogleMaps. After GoogleMaps opened up it's API the newest trend is to now write wrappers around the API to make it easier to use. To me, this may seem that GoogleAPI could have used some better designing from the get-go.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.