Friday, November 16, 2012

Tweet Tweets

It is still a bit too warm for for there to be any action on the #uksnow Map but it is never too warm for the UKBirdCount Map.

UKBirdMap is a Google Map of bird sightings made on Twitter. That's right - this map shows Tweets about tweets. Twitter messages with the hashtag #ukbirdcount, a postcode (the first part only) and the species of bird spotted are automatically added to the map in real-time.

The results shown on the map can be filtered by date and by bird species so this map has huge potential for bird spotters and for tracking bird populations and migrations. 

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