RSS is a simple way to get the hottest news from a newsserver of website (who provides rss).
You can get the updates form your favorite sites and chanels without visiting the sites. The only thing you need is a RSS reader
You can get the rss data by adding a chanel to your rss reader or website. After that you get automatic the updates of the site in short lines.
You can download RSS readers from the internet.
Below a few sites providing a RSS reader: Freereader (Windows) Awasu (Windows) BottomFeeder (Windows, Linux and Mac) RSSreader(Windows)
It is also possible to use a website for your RSS. The advantage of using them os that you can reed your channels over the world on your account. Against that: you have to open the website, it is a little bit slower: Bloglines OnlineRSS Paginanieuws
The Atlasandmap news channels
You can add the atlasandmap channels to copy these links to your reader:
You get the ten latest added maps on this channel.
You can follow the moving cartographers database (ten updates).