MapData Services has a suite of APIs that let you enable your own websites and applications with Location Based Web Services functionality and gives you the ability to create mash-ups with your own data.
Web Services API
Use URL requests to access context and geocoding web services and manipulate the
results in XML.
MDS Web Services V2
Use Soap requests to access geocoding, directions and map web services and manipulate
the results in XML.
Esri ArcGIS REST API’s
The Esri ArcGIS REST API’s is a collection of Location Based web services provided by MapData Services.
Web Service API.
This is a new URL based Web Services which include the following Location Based Services:
- Context: This service provides relevant contextual information for a specific location. The service can take either a property id, coordinate or an address and returns meaningful data about that location.
- Geocode: Geocoding is the process by which an address is translated into a geographical coordinate. This service provides a way to does this via an HTTP request. The converse operation is also available, i.e. take a geographical coordinate or property id and translate that into an address.