Monday, May 27, 2013

Visualizing Twitter geo data using Play 2.1 & heatmap.js

My latest weekend project involves visualizing real time Twitter geo data using heatmap.js:

I'll be hosting the app here for the next couple of days:

Check out the code on github if you'e curious:

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Mining geo data from Twitter's API

Hot off the press, a script that is able to gather large-ish amounts of geo tagged tweet data from Twitter's public API. Running for 24 hours will yield ~300MB (~6 Million Tweets) in the following format

timestamp    tweet_id           tweet_language    country    lat        lng
1367706951 330813049193762816 es ES 39.4643 -0.3548

For more details check out: twitter-geo-data on github.