Wednesday Geonews: The End of Yahoo! Maps APIs, Magicshop Frontdoor, MapInfo 11 News, Israel Imagery, and much more

Here's the geonews in batch mode, covering a bit more than a week (exception made of a few minor geonews I forgot to mention in our last 'batch mode' edition).

On the open source / data front:

On the Google front:

On the Microsoft front:

In the miscellaneous category:

In the maps category:

Re: Wednesday Geonews: The End of Yahoo! Maps APIs, ...

Yahoo maps shutting down, kind of a surprise but being that it's yahoo not so much. The lesson to learn here, is don't put all your eggs in one basket. Whether it's Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, ESRI or any other company. Case in point, Google is shutting down their translation API and Microsoft killed Virtual Earth 3D.