GeoRSS is a live web feed that includes geographic features and locations. For example, a transportation department might maintain a GeoRSS of current vehicle accidents in its area. You could add the feed as a layer in your map and it would appear as point symbols with pop-ups. Whenever you open or refresh your map, you see the latest information from the GeoRSS feed.

See an example

Supported formats

Map Viewer and Map Viewer Classic follow open standards such as the OGC Community Standard for GeoRSS for encoding GeoRSS—Simple and GML.

  • GeoRSS-Simple—Supports point, line, box, polygon, and circle
  • GeoRSS GML—Supports point, line, box, and polygon

Both formats work with Atom 1.0 and RSS 2.0.

Display GeoRSS layers in your map

  • You can add GeoRSS layers that are up to 10 MB in size to your map.
  • A GeoRSS can contain three layers: one for points, one for lines, and one for polygons. If your GeoRSS has multiple layers, they appear as one layer in the map.
  • You can change single symbols in single-layer GeoRSS layers.
  • You cannot configure pop-ups.