Access Twitter data directly through the CartoDB interface and build custom maps
Starting today CartoDB users can use geotagged Twitter data from inside CartoDB, no coding skills required, to create interactive, animated maps of Twitter activity. Get the geotagged Tweets about your defined search and be able to map them instantly with CartoDB’s user friendly interface. Be it a media event or the name of your brand or products, just search, get the data, and map it.
You can now create maps similar to those Twitter creates with the service to visualize user behaviour surrounding major events like the India Elections, the release of the new Beyoncé album, the UEFA Champions League final, and most recently about World Cup matches. It has also been a powerful tool to chart how trends spread around the world over Twitter, like the #bringbackourgirls case.
Those maps have been featured in more than 100 media outlets, such as Time, CNBC, USA Today, Huffinton Post, The Guardian, Daily Mail, Le Monde, Aftonbladet, SZ.de… and have driven millions of Tweets and views. Maps are a fascinating engagement content. These maps enable to tell the stories as they happened and to revive them. Seeing when the story exploded, when an event becomes mainstream, when a goal was scored… these maps increase engagement with content in a great way.
Mapping Twitter, with CartoDB
CartoDB provides the mapping and visualization tool needed to visualize millions of data points, and the ability to create fully customized animated maps with just a few clicks.
CartoDB has been solving the technical and UX challenges of enabling organizations such as Twitter to easily visualize and analyze huge quantities of data in a self service way, no coding skills required. But what about access to Twitter data to be able to map a story about the media event you need, or your brand?
Direct access to Twitter data from the CartoDB interface to build your stories
We are announcing today our beta program for the Mapping Twitter functionality inside CartoDB. This feature will let you ask for all geotagged, public Tweets referring to your search, specify the period you want the Tweets for, and obtain the stream of Twitter data to visualize those Tweets on a map. From there, use all the power of CartoDB: mix with other layers of data, customize your map, share public or privately, or develop your applications.
Check out more in our product page for Mapping Twitter in CartoDB, or contact us to participate in the Beta Program for Mapping Twitter with CartoDB