I recently assisted in developing and testing on the API Development and QA teams for this product and wanted to share some information on their new Actionscript 3 API with the community.
If you are interested in mapping GIS related data (what data doesn't have a GIS component?) or are currently working with competing products you should evaluate what MapQuest has to offer with their new AS3 API. I can't stress enough the concentrated effort that went in to streamlining the integration process, performance and speed, and feature set.
- AdvantageAPI.swc - Actionscript Library used for retrieving geographical data from mapquest servers
- TilemapToolkit.swc - Actionscript Library used for creating a tilebased map
- TilemapComponent.swc - Flex Library used for placing tilemaps within MXML
With the above libraries you can acquire geocode information for existing address information, place points of interest on a map, utilize vector based overlays, and fully customize all built in MapQuest default features such as the zoom and pan controls.
It is important to stress that with MapQuest's API you can customize the entire look and feel of the map to suite your business (logo etc.)
There are many more advanced features such as POI decluttering, customizing POI graphics, and display windows to name a few. There are also Flash CS3 supported swc libraries that can be imported in to the Flash IDE as well.
MapQuest went above and beyond to make integration with Adobe products seamless.
The following links will detail some of the release information and how to get ahold of the libraries:
Links to various MapQuest sponsored information and links: