Google's WebGL Globe + Twitter's Streaming API.
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README.md

Earth Tweets

A mashup of Google's WebGL Globe and Twitter's Streaming API.

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Created December 2012.

Setup

This tech demo requires a working copy of Node.js, a browser, and an internet connection.

To get this working locally, you'll need to set 4 environment variables from Twitter's application management portal:

  • EARTH_TWEETS_CONSUMER_KEY: a consumer key
  • EARTH_TWEETS_CONSUMER_SECRET: a consumer secret
  • EARTH_TWEETS_ACCESS_TOKEN: an access token
  • EARTH_TWEETS_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET: an access token secret

These can all be acquired by registering a new application.

Once that's done, all you need to do is run npm install and npm start. If everything went well, you should have a server running at http://localhost:3000.

Credit/Inspiration

License

MIT