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Chandu Thota, a Microsoft MapPoint developer has a service called FeedMap. A lot of people have FeedMap badges on their blog that shows the blogs around their location. The one thing missing from this service is GeoRSS tags, so I took a look at his API and created an RSS feed with GeoRSS extensions.

My service is driven by query strings. You can pass in a place, or a lat and a lon, and also an optional count like this:

http://timhibbard.com/wherestim/feedmap.aspx?place=lawrence,ks&count=45

or this

http://timhibbard.com/wherestim/feedmap.aspx?lat=38.5&lon=-95

Then, you can overlay the data from FeedMap in relation to my real time GPS location. So, to see all the bloggers in Lawrence, KS on Where's Tim, use this url:

http://www.timhibbard.com/wherestim/?gzoom=11&georss=http://timhibbard.com/wherestim/feedmap.aspx?place=lawrence,ks

Just another cool way to easily view geographic data using GeoRSS.

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 9:01 PM .NET , GPS , Mapping , Where's Tim , | Back to top


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