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Getting an RSS feed to appear on a feature service

Question asked by tonguecutsparrow on Oct 24, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 30, 2014 by TPaschke-esristaff

I have an issue concerning my GEP not drawing information to my feature service. I believe it has something to do with the RSS feed itself, as my administrator and I have run through countless ideas of what the issue could be. I have a simple set up in my GeoEvent services: RSS Feed -> Field Mapper -> Feature Service Out. The URL for the RSS feed is and what follows is the page source information:



<?xml version="1.0"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="/rss/ndbcrss.xsl"?>
<rss version="2.0" xmlns:georss="" xmlns:dc="">
<title>NDBC - Station PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL Observations</title>
<description><![CDATA[This feed shows recent marine weather observations from Station PCLF1.]]></description>
<pubDate>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:29:09 UT</pubDate>
<lastBuildDate>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:29:09 UT</lastBuildDate>
<title>NOAA - National Weather Service</title>
<pubDate>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:29:09 UT</pubDate>
<title>Station PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL</title>
<strong>October 21, 2014 3:00 pm CDT</strong><br />
<strong>Location:</strong> 30.404N 87.211W<br />
<strong>Wind Direction:</strong> ENE (70&#176;)<br />
<strong>Wind Speed:</strong> 2.9 knots<br />
<strong>Wind Gust:</strong> 7.0 knots<br />
<strong>Atmospheric Pressure:</strong> 29.96 in (1014.7 mb)<br />
<strong>Pressure Tendency:</strong> -0.08 in (-2.6 mb)<br />
<strong>Air Temperature:</strong> 80.6&#176;F (27.0&#176;C)<br />
<strong>Water Temperature:</strong> 73.6&#176;F (23.1&#176;C)<br />
<georss:point>30.404 -87.211</georss:point>


While this isn't formatted (there are indentations) exactly as in the browser, I think my point is still valid. When my GeoEvent Definition (GED) is created, I get title, link, guid, geo_lat, geo_long, and geometry. What I want to look at is wind speed and direction (using the rotation of the symbol in the web map options to signify which direction it is going - this angle is shown next to the "ENE" in the example above as the number "70"; what follows appears to be syntax for the degree symbol). I have tried looking into the Field Calculator RegEx option, but it doesn't seem like it will do the trick.


So basically what happens is that I get RSS feed data, it goes through the GeoEvent Service and the Monitor page shows an output to the Feature Service. However, when I try to view the feature service in the Operations Dashboard or do a simple GET query on the REST endpoint of the feature layer, I get no results and no symbols. I believe the presence of <strong> before each field may be causing an issue. It appears exactly like this when I attempt to output the information to a TCP Socket. I hope this makes sense - I am new to this so forgive my misappropriation for any definitions.