GeoEvent input connector for zipped XML (.xml.gz)

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12-22-2020 11:24 PM
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Erwinvan_Veen1
New Contributor III

In some cases, dynamic and realtime open data is not plain XML from a URL, but it is zipped. Zipping the data means it is published as an '.xml.gz' file which currently GeoEvent cannot read.

Example
One example of this can be found here: http://opendata.ndw.nu/ (no https yet). Several datasets like incidents  (road traffic incidents), traffic speed and brugopeningen (tells you which bridges are opened or closed) are zipped. Therefore, GeoEvent cannot connect to any of this data.

Idea
My idea is to
A. Either add a specific GeoEvent connector which can read .xml.gz or
B. Allow for the existing XML input to specifcy whether or not the xml is plain or zipped.