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A real-time Twitter heatmap
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A real-time Twitter heatmap as described on

To get this running you need to have a few things:

  • Twitter Streaming API credentials (which you need to enter in
  • MongoDB
  • a capped collection in MongoDB named "tweets_tail"
  • Flask
  • Redis
  • Tweepy

First, start mongod and redis. Then start, incoming tweets are logged to stdout. Then start and connect your browser to http://localhost:5000/static/map.html and wait for the heatmap to form!

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