The opensource world never stops amazing me, and this time (again) its the QGis community with a new Timeline tool to map geo-coded information over time – very cool but what to do with it?

With a very basic understanding of the Titter API and scripts openly available (remember, I’m no programmer) I captured a morning’s worth of Twitter data and plotted the geo-coded tweets as a time-lapse sequence.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWMkT5y0uhw

I’ll admit its not the most interesting video ever but it does show the power of opensource mapping tools.┬áNot a penny was spent on any of the tools and the base maps; all were Opensource or open-data.

 

 

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