A geolocation information gatherer. Offers geolocation information gathering through social networking platforms.
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#creepy

##Current Version : 0.1.7

##Author : Yiannis Kakavas <jkakavas__AT__gmail__dot__com>

##Homepage : http://ilektrojohn.github.com/creepy/

##Installation Instructions : See INSTALL file

##Description: 
geolocation information aggregator.

creepy is an application that allows you to gather geolocation related information 
about users from social networking platforms and image hosting services. 
The information is presented in a map inside the application where all the 
retrieved data is shown accompanied with relevant information (i.e. what 
was posted from that specific location) to provide context to the presentation.



##Features

1)Available map providers
    *Google Maps
    *Virtual Maps
    *OpenStreetMaps

2)Location information retrieval from :

    *Twitter's tweet location
        **Coordinates when tweet was posted from mobile device
        **Place (geographical name) derived from users ip when posting on twitter's web interface. 
           Place gets translated into coordinates using geonames.com
        **Bounding Box derived from users ip when posting on twitter's web interface.
           The less accurate source , a corner of the bounding box is selected randomly.
    *Geolocation information accessible through image hosting services API
    *EXIF tags from the photos posted.


3)Social networking platforms currently supported :

    *Twitter
    *Foursquare (only checkins that are posted to twitter)


4)Image hosting services currently supported :

    *flickr - information retrieved from API
    *twitpic.com - information retrieved from API and photo exif tags
    *yfrog.com - information retrieved from photo exif tags
    *img.ly - information retrieved from photo exif tags
    *plixi.com - information retrieved from photo exif tags
    *twitrpix.com - information retrieved from photo exif tags
    *foleext.com - information retrieved from photo exif tags
    *shozu.com - information retrieved from photo exif tags
    *pickhur.com - information retrieved from photo exif tags
    *moby.to - information retrieved from API and photo exif tags
    *twitsnaps.com - information retrieved from photo exif tags
    *twitgoo.com - information retrieved from photo exif tags


5)Automatic caching of retrieved information in order to reduce API calls and the possibility of hiting limit rates.

6)GUI with navigate-able map for better overview of the accumulated information

7)Handling twitter authentication in an easy way using oAuth. User credentials are not shared with the application.

8)User/target search for twitter and flickr. 

Creepy icon : © "eye of sauron" image by blood-solice on deviantart ( http://blood-solice.deviantart.com )

Inspired by 
-- Johannes B. Ullrich (see original post about exif gps metadata on twitpic http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=8203)
-- icanstalkyou.com
-- pleaserobme.com