Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Twitter Data Mining with Google Maps
DataSift recently struck a deal with Twitter which allows DataSift's customers to access Twitter’s past two years of global tweets. Included in those Tweets is a lot of geographical information that map developers can mine.
DataSift itself has created a number of examples of how the data could be used. Currently it has a number of live streaming Google Maps in the 'Geo' section of its examples showcase. The example maps include: Tweets from Fifth Avenue, New York, Tweets from the USA, Tweets from the Middle East and Natural Disaster Tweets.
Each example includes a number of different views; a live streaming view, a Google Maps view, a graph view, a Klout (influence) view and a breakdown of the Tweets by gender.