Twitter’s Visual Insights team has an interesting job: deliver data collected from everyone who sends out Tweets and turn it into a cool visual representation. Its latest project takes the geotagging data – the optional latitude and longitude data you can add when you send a Tweet – and maps out where Tweets have been sent from. Since geotagging was first introduced in 2009, billions of geotagged Tweets have been sent out, which translates into some pretty cool maps that the Visual Insights team has released.
As Visual Insights Manager Miguel Rios explains in a blog post, every dot you see on the image is a Tweet and the colour shows the Tweet count for that location.
As Geek.com points out, you can make some really interesting observations using these maps. In San Francisco, for example, you can see loads of Tweets sent out over bodies of water, sent when people were either in a boat or a plane. It’s also fascinating to see where Tweets are coming from in Canada, extending all the wayRead More »from Beautiful maps generated using geotagged Tweets from around the world