Ruby and Mapstraction

Wow, Guilhem has been busy. He recently announced YM4R for Mapstraction. Now you can embed Mapstraction maps into your Ruby on Rails projects.

In case you didn't know, Mapstraction is a Javascript library that encapsulates the API's for GoogleMaps, YahooMaps, and Microsoft Virtual Earth maps. You can write once, but switch between any of the map types.

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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.