Google Maps api and GeoRSS

Great news announced at the Google Maps api blog today, that GeoRSS is now fully supported in Google Maps. It is now possible just to pass the location of a GeoRSS feed as a parameter to the google maps url to see the feed rendered as an overlay. So http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http://www.edparsons.com/?feed=rss2 produces a map of this blog.

Google maps and GeoRSS

Of course the map is also embed-able using the api, as in this quick and dirty example of this blog, and my past travels.

Many have been waiting for this capability, and as the Google api seems to be the most popular mapping api this is a great opportunity, GeoRSS is a really robust lightweight encoding which should now be able to reach an even wider community of users

It you are publishing simple geographic information on a regular basis why are you not using GeoRSS ?

Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.

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