The Average Singaporean Movement – Two views of Singapore’s Twitter Population

This image graphs the paths of 553 Twitter users in Singapore and is still a work in progress. Each segment shows a journey taken by one Singaporean from one point to another on the island, and the chart shows over 5000 journeys. In effect, I like to think of this graph as the paths of movement of the average Singaporean.

The big blob you see at the bottom is downtown, while Changi airport is to the extreme right (where all the international flights are). I am eventually going to put up an interactive tool where you can narrow down paths by time, destination, and origin.

The paths of 553 twitter users in Singapore

Here is another image mapping out the location of all the tweeters in Singapore from 4 to 4:30PM on March 25, 2011. This one is live on my tool The View From Above.

A map of twitter density over Singapore

All rendering done on Chrome within the HTML5 Canvas element using processing.js

Lastly, here is a Google Map for comparison.


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3 Responses to “The Average Singaporean Movement – Two views of Singapore’s Twitter Population”

  1. daydreaming » Blog Archive » Singapore glitch map and datascape is open source Says:

    […] Singapore glitch map and datascape is open source Datascape, the visualization engine that powers n96.org is now open source. To celebarate I’m showing you a glitchy map of Singapore I made when I was first trying to graph the paths of the Singaporean population. […]

  2. miz Says:

    Interesting.. Where do you get their movement data from? -Miz

  3. nikhilb Says:

    I estimated the movement data from twitter.

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