These are my notes from the NECC 2008 presentation “Where in the World is… GeoRSS for the Classroom” on July 2, 2008 by Shannon White, University of South Florida with Luis Perez.
RSS feeds defined
– most people use a program to create RSS feed text files now
you need an aggregator of some kind to subscribe to RSS feeds
– the basic one we will focus on
2- GML (geography markup language
more info on www.georss.org
You can display information as a point, line, polygon, boundary box with GeoRSS
– Google Maps (Read)
– ACME GeoRSS Reader (Read)
– Flickr (Images)
– Windows Live Maps (Creator)
– Platial (Creator)
– Mapufacture (Aggregator)
– Twitter application has the GeoRSS in it
One of the things we do at the Florida
– we have 90 GB of clipart, photographs, lots of things
USGS Earthquake website is showing current earthquake activity by coordinates
…a social travel mapping service designed to help you organize and store memories of your travels and create eye-catching presentations of your trips. TripTracker helps travelers share the tales of where they have been, what they have seen and what they have experienced, either with friends and family, or with the entire traveling world.
You can use this site to follow Alaskan dogsled teams
– follow scientists in the Amazon or other places, they build this into their grants
I AM THINKING THIS WOULD BE FANTASTIC WHEN YOU HAVE TEACHERS AND/OR STUDENTS ON FIELD TRIPS, TO TRACK PROGRESS AND ACTIVITIES
There is really not anything written out there on GeoRSS for the classroom right now, so putting this presentation together was tough
– it is so early on, there is so much potential here…
To geo-tag photos in Flickr, from your account on the top tab click YOU and them MAPS. Find a location and then drag and drop your photos onto the desired location.
Example of a Flickr Map to Explore: San Antonio downtown area on Yahoo Maps / Flickr
Google docs has a new new gadget that will map addresses directly
Platial.com – Who and What’s Nearby
Make maps of unique places on Platial.com, a socially networked mapping platform which makes it easy to find, create, share, and publish maps and places.
Panoramio – Photos of the World
Photo-sharing community. Discover the world through satellite photos
Lots of possibilities are here, esp for getting students out of the classroom
Florida Center for Instructional Technology (where Shannon White and Luis Perez work)
Explore satellite and aerial imagery of the Earth from multiple sources inside a single, zoomable Flash-based interface.
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