Zooming into Manhattan map made of tweets

April 12th, 2011 by nikhilb

My weekend project was to build a real time zoom into Manhattan’s tweets. The zoom starts at a large enough radius to see DC, but as you zoom in you can also see Phillie and eventually NYC. Check it out running in your browser here. If you can’t run it then see the video below for some of my stop-motion draft versions which are not as finessed:

Bangkok twitter map

April 6th, 2011 by nikhilb

Bangkok tweets mapped out. See it live by clicking on the image Bangkok tweets visualized on a high resolution image

Kingston Jamaica tweets visualized

April 5th, 2011 by nikhilb

See Kingston Live
Kingston Jamaica geo twitter map distribution visualized

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

March 25th, 2011 by nikhilb

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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Self Portrait in Particles

March 16th, 2011 by nikhilb

A self portait done using a particle system, click here to see it run in your browser.

Portait of Nikhil Bobb using a particle system

Done using Processing.js on an html5 Canvas. See source code.