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Using GeoRSS feeds to distribute house renting and selling information based on Google map
Author(s): Yu Nong; Kun Wang; Lei Miao; Fei Chen
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Paper Abstract

Geographically Encoded Objects RSS (GeoRSS) is a way to encode location in RSS feeds. RSS is a widely supported format for syndication of news and weblogs, and is extendable to publish any sort of itemized data. When Weblogs explode since RSS became new portals, Geo-tagged feed is necessary to show the location that story tells. Geographically Encoded Objects adopts the core of RSS framework, making itself the map annotations specified in the RSS XML format. The case studied illuminates that GeoRSS could be maximally concise in representation and conception, so it's simple to manipulate generation and then mashup GeoRSS feeds with Google Map through API to show the real estate information with other attribute in the information window. After subscribe to feeds of concerned subjects, users could easily check for new bulletin showing on map through syndication. The primary design goal of GeoRSS is to make spatial data creation as easy as regular Web content development. However, it does more for successfully bridging the gap between traditional GIS professionals and amateurs, Web map hackers, and numerous services that enable location-based content for its simplicity and effectiveness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6754, Geoinformatics 2007: Geospatial Information Technology and Applications, 675422 (7 August 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.764942
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Yu Nong, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Kun Wang, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Lei Miao, South China Agricultural Univ. (China)
Fei Chen, Wuhan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6754:
Geoinformatics 2007: Geospatial Information Technology and Applications

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