Monday, August 29, 2011

How to Make Your Very Own Twitter Map

Let us say a massive wave of anti-government protests breaks out in Iran again.  Protesters, the press, and Iranian government will be following the Twitter hashtag to figure out the youth leaders demands, activities, obstacles, and rally points.  But you want to go one step further and see where these hastag tweets are coming from.  Thankfully, due to this easy to follow ESRI blog post, it is possible to make a map which plots spatially-located tweets based on search terms.  Now you can research the next protest, flashmob, or earthquake with easy by using this very neat tool! (Hat tip: Tom Baker)

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