Import Foursquare Data to Google Places

“Google Places Now Imports Your Foursquare Check-Ins” , headline of ReadWriteWeb surprises me.

I thought this would so interesting, but after some searches, I found this to be disappointing.

Google have post today entitled: Better access to your content is, well, better. Opening this post, your will see this:

“To do that, just find the URL of a public GeoRSS/Atom feed that contains place information you care about. This could be anything from a feed of your Foursquare check-ins to a My Map you may have created years ago.”

Oh well, will anyone be interested to do this? So troublesome.

Firstly, you will need to go tot a special Foursquare page, copy the RSS feed link and then go back to Google Places, paste it there, and wait for items to be imported. I was expecting something that can be done with a few clicks, instead of this.

After trying it, I found that the data were sync-ed up quite well except  that there is no way to go beyond my ten most recent Foursquare check-ins.

Overall, it is still not a bad idea.


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