Playing with GeoRSS

I was just reading the Radar post about Google Maps new support for GeoRSS and wanted to take it for a little spin. I know that Platial supports GeoRSS, so I decided to take the Web 2.0 HQ Feed (which is where new startups are mapped, since I coudn’t keep up on the Web 2.0 Innovation Map), and plug it into Google maps.

Here’s the result:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=http://www.platial.com/rss/map/1768

Platial also lets you create maps from GeoRSS, so the new Google feature doesn’t really do anything new or better, it does however make it a bit easier since I just have to enter a URL for the feed (no account required). Plus I always like playing with Google Maps and its API features and this gives me reason to learn a bit more about GeoRSS.

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