Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The most detailed tweet map ever

Mapbox have produced a map of over six billion tweets collected over the last few years. Each geolocated tweet is represented by a green dot. The below map is fully zoomable and interactive.

What makes this map different from other twitter maps is the sheer size of the dataset used  - 6,341,973,478 tweets! Time has also been taken to ensure sure the map looks good. Without careful fitlering of the data, unsightly and odd looking banding and splotching would appear on the map.

Banding and splotching in unfiltered tweets    
You can go to the Mapbox's blog to find out how to make a similar map for yourself: https://www.mapbox.com/blog/twitter-map-every-tweet/

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