Google maps mashups

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Created mashups of several weblogs.

!Omraneya
Your favourite cheap automated Egyptian blogs aggregator. BTW, not all posts appearing on the main page will be displayed on the map. The admin's favorited posts only, as there is no way I can find the RSS of the whole thing.

[Omraneya + Google maps|http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=http://ws.geonames.org/rssToGeoRSS?feedUrl=http://www.omraneya.net/taxonomy/term/1503/0/feed&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=5&ll=31.503629,38.496094&spn=26.010078,40.78125&om=0&iwloc=F]

!Global Voices Online
This one is pretty cool. Global Voices Online is a non-profit global citizens’ media project. Basicly a selection of what bloggers around the world are saying. Hand picked and refined.

[Global Voices + google maps|http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=http://ws.geonames.org/rssToGeoRSS?feedUrl=http://globalvoicesonline.org/feed/&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=2&ll=26.115986,31.640625&spn=150.277907,326.25&om=1&iwloc=B]

!BBC Arabic

To demonstrate how cool [geonames|http://www.geonames.org/] is, which is a creativecommons licensed database for locations. It can understand Arabic as well.

[BBC Arabic + Google maps|http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=http://ws.geonames.org/rssToGeoRSS%3FfeedUrl%3Dhttp://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/arabic/news/rss.xml&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=4&ll=35.532226,23.203125&spn=49.100024,81.5625&om=0&iwloc=B]

!Al-Jazeera
Sorry, it seems [they don't produce a valid RSS feed|http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aljazeera.net%2FPortal%2FRSS%2FRSS-Portal.xml].

!So ?
Basically these mashups work by feeding an RSS feed to [geonames RSStoGeoRSS|http://www.geonames.org/rss-to-georss-converter.html] service that is then fed to [Google maps|http://maps.google.com] [which recently understands georss|http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com/2007/03/kml-and-georss-support-added-to-google.html].
[GeoRSS|http://www.georss.org/] is a cool standard to add location information in an RSS feed.

__Note:__ Sometimes you could get an error message, just keep on hitting on the reload button on your page. If it still fails then it is because of the RSS feed produced by the above site has some errors, and also because the above links are merely some dirty hacks.

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Note: Sometimes you could get an error message, just keep on hitting on the reload button on your page. If it still fails then it is because you fucked the internet!

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lol

mostafa's picture

darn, name of people leaving comments or posts doesn't appear. will track it down 2moro

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