What is RSS?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format for content distribution. GISCafe.com offers RSS feeds for each of our primary indexes (News, Commentary, Reviews, Articles, & Blurbs) and for each of our supported industries (Mechanical, AEC, GIS, EDA, & Other). Each feed includes headlines, descriptions, and links back to GISCafe.com pointing to the full story.
Internet Business Systems Research reserves the right to require you to cease distributing GISCafe.com content at any time for any reason. See usage guidelines below.
Why should I use these feeds?
Compared to other methods of content delivery such as email, RSS allows you to subscribe to a feed anonymously and be in complete control of that subscription. Via your RSS feed aggregator you can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time and not worry about receiving unwanted solicitations or giving up your private information. Likewise since RSS is a neutral data-only format served from a secure server you avoid problems such as spam or viruses.
How do I use these feeds?
Users can use a news aggregator or feed reader application to read our feeds, as well as the feeds from thousands of other web sites, directly on their computers. Webmasters can also parse these feeds to display GISCafe.com information on their own web sites.
The quickest way to get started using our news is to download a news aggregator and subscribe to our feed. The aggregator will ask for Internet address, please copy one of the addresses above.
Delivers feeds directly to Outlook
An excellent full-featured stand-alone feed reader for Windows
Peruse feeds in your browser
A free, stand-alone feed reader for Windows
A free online service for subscribing and sharing news feeds
A reader for the Mac OSX
An open-source Linux feed reader.
If you're new to RSS and syndication, we also suggest visiting
Lockergnome RSS Resource
and check out their QuickStart Guide,
, and comprehensive listing of resources
. HP also outlines the basics of RSS.
We encourage you to use these feeds, so long as you use the links provided in the feeds, and so long as you provide proper attribution to GISCafe.com.
Whenever you post GISCafe.com feed content on your web site or anywhere else, please provide attribution to GISCafe.com, either as text (GISCafe.com is our site name) or with a graphic (we reference a small logo in each feed for this purpose) if you use the feeds publicly -- meaning, where anyone but yourself will read them. GISCafe.com reserves all rights in and to the logo, and your right to use the logo is limited to providing attribution in connection with the RSS. We don't require anything dramatic, but we do ask that you always note the source of the information.