[jdev] resources available via XMPP...

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Apr 18 15:55:00 CDT 2008

Jeff McAdams wrote:

> So, for example, with the earthquake info, the USGS has a near-realtime
> feed of information that use their own protocol.  They have a Java
> utility to receive those events and drop them in a file or is also able
> to fire off a script.  A bit of simple parsing of the events, and some
> not-so-simple integration with some GIS information could result in a
> very cool resource for earthquakes that is very much in line with the
> sorts of reports that iembot posts.  As the admin of the server that the
> public version of IEMChat runs on, I think it would be fantastic if a
> bot such as this were to use the same room breakdown for posting reports.

The folks at pubsub.com (now defunct) had something like this for
earthquakes and tsunamis (and perhaps other natural disasters, I can't
quite recall). I'm not sure where they got their data. It sounds like we
need to poke some folks at the USGS about using an open protocol. Do you
have a URL for the data feed or that project?


Peter Saint-Andre

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