Associated Press To Use Google Maps For Super Tuesday Results

Just a week after Foursquare said it would drop Google Maps, the Associated Press announced it will use the application to distribute Super Tuesday primary results to AP Election Services subscribers.

AP will supply the feed of vote results and subscribers will be able to use Google Maps to display on their websites or on other platforms. Subscribers to AP Election Services include a wide variety of news organizations, including newspapers, TV stations, radio stations and websites.

“Our subscribers have always had the option to create these maps on election night, but some of them faced cross-platform challenges. Now, we have a turnkey mapping solution,” said Brian Scanlon, director of AP Election Services, in a statement.

The customized Google results maps will show statewide and county-level AP results in real time.

Foursquare dropped the Google Maps API in favor of MapBox, which makes maps using the open source OpenStreetMaps. Google last year announced it would begin charging high-volume API users.

Related Topics: Channel: Local | Google: Maps & Local


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