Saturday, May 16, 2009

Just Landed: Visualizing the Tweets of People That Have "Just Landed"

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A compelling animated map visualization that focuses on revealing interesting data hidden in a social network information stream, here the travel information gathered from people's public Twitter streams by searching for the term 'Just landed in...'.

The idea is relatively simple: a Processing application finds those tweets that contain this particular phrase, parses out the mentioned location the people just landed in, along with the home location that has been listed on their Twitter profile. With this information, the individual travel itineraries are then mapped out as 3D curves placed on a flat world map.

Watch the video below, or read more relevant information at Jer Thorp's blog.

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