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Tim Hibbard CEO for EnGraph software

GeoRSS is an extension of RSS that allows for geographic information to be associated with a blog post, an event, a gps location, a photograph or any other information where geographic information would help better describe the item. Several websites are recognizing the value of GeoRSS and are adding these extensions to their feeds. Most recently, Wordpress is using GeoRSS to add maps to their posts.

One of the things that Jeff and I talked about on our roadtrip is adding GeoRSS tags to ESS. ESS, Event Syndication Standard, is a syndication format that is embedded into RSS and provides a standard format for events. By adding geographic information to your events, someday, you will be able to sync your Outlook with your personal navigation device and be alerted when you need to leave to make an appointment and automatically generate the best route to your event based on real time traffic conditions!! How fun does that sound?

Where's Tim supports GeoRSS feeds. You can overlay a feed that has GeoRSS extensions and it will show up on the map with my real time location. You can also overlay a collection of GeoRSS feeds and specify the icon that displays on the map. Look at this XML file that powered the PodcastStudio / Where's Tim mashup.

Lance is also doing cool things with GeoRSS and RSSBus.

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:55 PM GPS , Mapping , Where's Tim , | Back to top

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