GeoRSS Events Sensor


The geo_rss_events sensor retrieves events from a GeoRSS feed and shows information of those events filtered by distance to Home Assistant’s location and grouped by category.

This sensor is particularly useful if events occur unexpectedly in the vicinity of the home while the GeoRSS feed also contains many events representing distant unrelated entries. Typical examples are bush fires alerts or earthquakes.

The reference point for comparing the distance is by default defined by latitude and longitude in the basic configuration.

Only entries of the feed are considered that define a location as point or polygon in georss.org format or as WGS84 latitude/longitude.

The data is updated every 5 minutes.

Configuration

To enable the GeoRSS events sensor, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml. This is an example configuration showing bush fire incidents from the NSW Rural Fire Service.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sensor:
  - platform: geo_rss_events
    name: NSW Fire Service
    url: http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/feeds/majorIncidents.xml
    unit_of_measurement: 'Incidents'
    categories:
      - 'Emergency Warning'
      - 'Watch and Act'
      - 'Advice'

Configuration Variables

url

(string)(Required)Full URL of the GeoRSS feed.

name

(string)(Optional)Name of the sensor used in generating the entity id.

Default value: Event Service

latitude

(string)(Optional)Latitude of the coordinates around which events are considered.

Default value: Latitude defined in your configuration.yaml

longitude

(string)(Optional)Longitude of the coordinates around which events are considered.

Default value: Longitude defined in your configuration.yaml

radius

(string)(Optional)The distance in kilometers around the Home Assistant’s coordinates in which events are considered.

Default value: 20km

categories

(list)(Optional)List of event category names found in the GeoRSS feed. A separate sensor is created for each category defined.

Default value: Default is to join events from all categories into an ‘Any’ category.

unit_of_measurement

(string)(Optional)The type of events found in the GeoRSS feed.

Default value: Events

Example Feeds

Bush Fire Alerts

sensor:
  - platform: geo_rss_events
    name: Qld Fire and Emergency Services
    url: https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/data/alerts/bushfireAlert.xml
    unit_of_measurement: 'Alerts'
  - platform: geo_rss_events
    name: Tas Fire Service
    url: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colBushfireSummariesRss
    unit_of_measurement: 'Alerts'
  - platform: geo_rss_events
    name: WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services
    url: https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/data/incident_FCAD.rss
  - platform: geo_rss_events
    name: ACT Emergency Services Agency
    url: http://www.esa.act.gov.au/feeds/currentincidents.xml

Earthquake Alerts

sensor:
  - platform: geo_rss_events
    name: USGS All Earthquakes
    url: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/feed/v1.0/summary/all_day.atom
    categories:
      - 'Past Hour'
      - 'Past Day'
  - platform: geo_rss_events
    name: BGS Worlwide Earthquakes
    url: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/feeds/worldSeismology.xml
    categories:
      - 'EQMH'
  - platform: geo_rss_events
    name: Recent significant earthquake reports (Canada)
    url: http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/index-en.php?tpl_region=canada&tpl_output=rss
    categories:
      - 'Earthquake Report'