A map of the world by tweets

June 1, 2013

(This article was first published on DataSurg » Tag » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

With geo-tagging enabled, tweets include information on the location of the user when the tweet was sent. Miguel Rios (@miguelrios) has plotted locations of billions of tweets to create maps of the world. This is pretty amazing stuff – a world map rendered just from twitter posts!

Maps are created using every tweet from 2009 using R and the ggmap package.


Europe by tweets,  by Miguel Rios @miguelrios

Europe by tweets, by Miguel Rios @miguelrios


US by tweets,  by Miguel Rios @miguelrios

US by tweets, by Miguel Rios @miguelrios


Post is here with more here on flickr.

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