How the GeoRSS plugin works with Security Center - GeoRSS 3.0

GeoRSS Plugin Guide 3.0

Applies to
GeoRSS 3.0
Last updated
2019-07-15
Content type
Guides
Guides > Plugin and extension guides
Language
English
Product
GeoRSS
Version
3.0

The GeoRSS plugin lets organizations subscribe to RSS 2.0 feeds and view geolocated RSS feeds on Security Center maps.

An RSS feed is a stream of posts, articles, comments, or events that is updated by a feed provider. A feed reader is an application that lets you subscribe to and read feeds from a feed provider. By following RSS feeds in Security Center, operators can see new and updated messages as they are published by the feed provider.

  • Feeds that contain geographical coordinates are displayed on Security Desk maps.
  • Feeds that do not contain geographical coordinates can only be read in the GeoRSS role's Feeds tab.
  • Feeds associated with custom events are logged in the plugin database and can be viewed by generating the GeoRSS events report.

Components

The components of a GeoRSS integration in Security Center include:

RSS feeds
RSS 2.0 feeds that are encoded using GeoRSS-Simple format. For more information see http://www.georss.org/.
Security Center
The Security Center system deployed as usual.
GeoRSS plugin and role
GeoRSS plugin is a software installed on a Security Center server and all client workstations. It provides the GeoRSS events report and the GeoRSS role.
The GeoRSS role:
  • Is created on a single Security Center server.
  • Serves as an RSS 2.0 feed reader and aggregator.
  • Shows geolocated RSS messages on Security Desk maps.