RSS, which stands for Really Simple
Syndication, is an easy way to keep up with many different sources
of information. RSS feeds from NSIDC provide headlines on NSIDC
news, data set releases, product updates, events, and other developments
from NSIDC. When you subscribe to an NSIDC RSS feed, you can keep
up with the latest developments at NSIDC without having to visit
the Web site every day. Links to our site from NSIDC RSS feeds
will help you quickly get to content that interests you.
About NSIDC RSS feeds
At present, NSIDC offers two GeoRSS feeds, one with headlines from NOAA
at NSIDC and one for updates to our Atlas of
the Cryosphere map server.
If interest warrants, we may expand our GeoRSS feeds to include
more headlines from NSIDC, or offer additional feeds on specific
topics. Your feedback is welcome; please contact
us with your comments.
What is GeoRSS?
GeoRSS provides you with geolocation information related to headline
items. GeoRSS, which stands for Geographically Encoded
Objects for RSS Feeds, is an extension of RSS. GeoRSS feeds include
geolocation tags, allowing you see the location that is related
to an RSS feed item, on an interactive map. For example, if we
publish a new data set in the Arctic, and you are using an application
that can use the GeoRSS information, you will see an interactive
map locating the new data.
How to get NSIDC RSS feeds
NSIDC RSS feeds works as either a simple RSS feed,
or as a GeoRSS feed. You may do any, or all, of the following:
- Download an RSS reader, a simple and usually free application
that lets you subscribe to feeds from different Web sites, and
automatically checks those sites for new headlines. Using an
RSS reader, you can subscribe to feeds from a number of sites
and easily review all new headlines from a single page.
- Subscribe to an online RSS reader service, which does not require
you to download software.
- Visit the GeoRSS Web site for
links to interactive map interfaces
that support GeoRSS information in RSS feeds.
Note: GeoRSS is an emerging technology, and capabilities vary
by map interface.
How do I find an RSS reader?
To find an RSS reader, you can type "RSS reader" in
your favorite Web search tool.
How do I subscribe to an NSIDC RSS feed in my RSS reader, or
use it in a GeoRSS-enabled application?
To subscribe to our RSS feed, copy the URL for the RSS feed you
would like to receive into the RSS reader of your choice. A list
of RSS feeds available is at right, indicated by the RSS icon.
Click on the icon for the feed you are interested in, to see the
"raw" feed and the URL for this feed.
For more assistance, contact the provider of the RSS reader.
Procedures vary for use with GeoRSS-enabled applications. Please
refer to the documentation for the application of your choice.
More information is available on the GeoRSS
How does RSS work?
RSS is an XML (Extensible Markup Language) -based format. NSIDC
GeoRSS feeds are XML files with RSS or GeoRSS tags included.
Feedback or questions about NSIDC RSS or GeoRSS?
We welcome your feedback about this project. Please contact
NSIDC User Services with feedback or questions.