The Topography of Tweets

Sometimes a map is not enough. What if instead of just showing roads and boundaries, it was a 3D model you could manipulate and explore? That is what Twitter's data visualization scientist Nicolas Belmonte (@philogb) did with geotagged tweets.

The mountain ranges you see below are not natural geography but the landscape of Tweets —
billions of them, visualized across cities. The peaks represent the places most Tweets are sent from,
the troughs the fewest. 

Click here to explore different views, elevations, angles in several cities in an interactive map.


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