Battle of the bands: #Glastonbury highlights

Glastonbury once again had a great line-up which helped distract from the soggy weather.

The gong goes to Metallica whose Saturday night performance even inspired a volume of tweets in the sign of the horns!

Close behind was Dolly Parton, who trounced Sunday headliners Kasabian and cool kids Arcade Fire, Lana Del Rey and Haim.

See the visualisation below for more detail and the top tweets over the weekend.

In case you missed it: Last week we showed how the excitement built up for Glastonbury.

World Cup 2014 – Brazil v Croatia

Congratulations to Brazil on winning the first game of the World Cup. It looks like most of the world was behind them.

Congratulations to Brazil on winning the first game of the World Cup.

It looks like most of the world was behind them.

We have also geo-fenced every stadium and are picking up great images from supporters there.


Paint By Tweets: Geo-Tweet Heatmap of Melbourne

We have been having a bit of fun with Trendsmap over the past few weeks building visualisations out of geo-coded tweet data.

What is a geo-coded tweet? In basic terms, it is a tweet where the person has made available their precise location as part of the tweet. This is typically done using the GPS in many of today’s smart phones running twitter clients.

The images below show a heatmap representation of the density of geo-tweets across Melbourne, Australia.

Click on each image to see a larger resolution version. (right click and ‘save image as..’ to download a copy).

More images to come, but next time we will not tell you which city is represented. You will have to guess!

Geo-tweet Heat map of Melbourne
Melbourne Australia in Geo-tweet view (click image for larger version)

Here you can see the distinctive outline of Port Phillip Bay as the ‘void’ in the middle, the city of Geelong to the bottom left.  The gridded road network is also just visible here, and more clearly the snake-like lines representing the metro train network.

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