189 Enabling Users to Produce personalized Geodata This paper will cover the implementation, features, and applications of GeoPress, and how it serves the larger purpose of allowing users to create their own geodata. GeoPress is being developed to demonstrate and promote the GeoRSS standard. A common problem in the online cartography is that currently available tools do not provide an easy way for people to quickly and easily produce and consume geodata. Additionally, blogging is an incredibly increasing means for people to generate content and attach various metadata. This paper discusses the implementation and use of a tool that enables bloggers to quickly add geodata to their blog posts. GeoPress is a Wordpress plugin that provides address geocoding, GPX track upload, and a clickable map interface to allow a Wordpress user to mark locations, tracks, and areas and add this information to a blog post. Using such a tool, users can quickly create geodata describing trips, tours, favorite locales, photos, and stories. Furthermore, by then generating a standardized GeoRSS feed from their blog, users then enable other services such as Mapufacture or Yahoo!, to consume, map, and aggregate this geodata. GeoPress itself is also able to consume GeoRSS feeds, which can then be added to a users blog, or used to mark blog posts. Enabling tools such as GeoPress will fill the world with freely available geographic information. FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics Session 9 : Open Geodata and data sharing Andrew Turner aturner@highearthorbit.com Mikel Maron mikel_maron@yahoo.com Andrew Turner aturner@highearthorbit.com <MaKaC.conference.ContributionType object at 0xb36f0aec> SDI-Open Geodata