Help and Resources
Trendsmap’s visualisation tool enables you to create animated and static visualisations based on what is being mentioned on Twitter.
Some of the main features include:
This page lists all your visualisations, with buttons to Edit, Clone and Delete them.
The Clone function is a great feature that creates an identical visualisation, including all colours, map views, filters and queries. This is very useful if you would like to set up templates for map views that you use frequently, for instance of particular countries or regions.
To create a new visualisation, click the New Visualisation button.
You can create an initial visualisation by using the following filters.
The visualisation interface shows a preview of a combination visualisation, with a sidebar on the right that has all the editing controls.
A combination visualisation has three elements
Map (top left) Top tweets (top right) Chart (bottom) You can retract the sidebar by clicking the arrow that it is just to the left of the Data button :
The visualisation will start displaying straight away. While you edit the visualisation you may find it easier to pause the visualisation by clicking the pause button in the middle of the bottom of the screen.
Whenever you would like to share, publish or export the visualisation, click the Share button and you will have various options.
Map only: Just the map part of the visualisation Combination: This features the map, top tweets and chart Both the Map only and Combination options are available to embed, or within their own Page. Sample embed code is also included.
The Data section opens a lightbox which enables you to edit any aspects that affect the data used in the visualisation. This includes the query, adding additional topics, and changing the timeframe.
If you make any edits in the Data lightbox, click Update for those to take effect.
To change the colour of any points on the map, click the colour box of the topic that you wish to alter.
To change the background of the map, click the layers button in the top left of the map. You can then select a different map style by hovering over the 3 layered square icon in the picture.
Remember to Save a visualisation to push the changes you have made to the published visualisation
Within the Data section there are the following settings.
Within the Animation section there are the following settings.
Within the Legend section there are the following settings.
Please note: Changes made to the Points, Animation and Legend tabs appear in the edit screen in real-time, but need to be saved to be updated in the published visualisation. * Show estimate: This adds an estimate of the number of tweets for that topic to the Legend. * Font Size: This changes the size of the font used for the Legend.
Within the Misc section there are the following settings.