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001    -    How can I add a GeoRSS feed or text files to ArcGIS Explorer?

002    -    Is this program what I should use to view local data, such as Clinton County GIS Data?

003    -    What is a GeoRSS Feed?

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Answers:

001    -    How can I add a GeoRSS feed or text files to ArcGIS Explorer?

Click here to review  a handout from ESRI. 

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002    -    Is this program what I should use to view local data, such as Clinton County GIS Data?

NO....it would be best to use ArcReader for viewing local data.

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003    -    What is a GeoRSS Feed?

GeoRSS is an emerging standard for encoding location as part of an Web feed. (Web feeds are used to describe feeds ("channels") of content, such as news articles, Audio blogs, video blogs and text blog entries. These web feeds are rendered by programs such as aggregators and web browsers.) The name "GeoRSS" is derivated from RSS, the most known web feed and syndication format.

In GeoRSS, location content consists of geographical points, lines, and polygons of interest and related feature descriptions. GeoRSS feeds are designed to be consumed by geographic software such as map generators. By building these encodings on a common information model, the GeoRSS collaboration hopes to promote interoperability and "upwards-compatibility" across encodings.

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