For: MapInfo Pro/MapBasic
Use MapInfo Professional to download and view GeoRSS and RSS feeds. With this utility you can access and download any feed that has the GeoRSS icon.
GeoRSS is simple proposal for RSS feeds to also be described by location or Geotagged. It serves as an easy-to-use geotagging language that is brief and simple with useful defaults but extensible and upwardly-compatible with more sophisticated formats like the OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) GML (Geography Markup Language). Use the utility to download and view GeoRSS data into MapInfo Professional. Use the Hot-Link option to link back to a web map.
To learn more about GeoRSS and its uses please visit the following sites:
Here is an example of an RSS feed to try. The British Geological Society offers an RSS feed of recent earthquakes. A search on the Internet will turn up other sources.
Use MapInfo Professional to download and view GeoRSS and RSS and feeds.
- MapInfo Professional v8.5 or higher
- Internet Access
- (Optional) MapBasic v8.5 or higher if interested to enhance the code
File name: mapinfo-georss-reader.zip
File size: 137KB
File type: zip
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