A good day for the little format that could

Today was a pretty good day for the GeoJSON format.

Josh Livni announced on Twitter that the Google Map Engine API had been published. The little format that could has a good role in the API.

Ed Summers blogged about wikigeo.js, a library that gives you a GeoJSON interface to Wikipedia API results. Ed is absolutely right about how usable and right for the web mapping software has become since younger web developers and designers have started to displace older earth science programmers like myself.

A good example of which is Tom MacWright's edit geojson app: draw a shape and copy the GeoJSON representation, paste some GeoJSON and render the shape.

The business of geospatial standardization may have hit a rough patch recently, but things aren't all bad. Developers are still finding ways to agree, share, and do good work.