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Google map of local tweeple aka BhamTweeters

Google map of local tweeple aka BhamTweeters

Published Jun 9 2009

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Dang, there is so much Twitter hype these days. So I’ve decided to a post about an example I put together with some scraped twitter data. Here is the basic concept: I scraped data from localtweeps.com to get all the twitter users in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Then I put each user as a point on a google map that shows their user info when clicked. How did I do this? I used jQuery, YQL, and google maps in addition to 2 awesomely helpful blog posts! Here is the my working example: http://joshgrenon.com/examples/googleMap.html Feel free to use the code how ever you like. Take it and create something even more awesome! I hope you enjoy this because it was so much fun to make! Please leave some awesome feedback in the comments! Note: This example is not perfect and map points are random. First helpful blog post: Title - jQuery and Google Maps Tutorial: #1 Basics Author - marc grabanski Comment: This great post helped me learn the basics of using the Google Maps api with jQuery. It’s a great, straight forward, lots-a-code post! I highly recommend that every beginner read it! Second helpful blog post: Title: Data scraping with YQL and jQuery Author: kevin luck Comment: I learned what YQL (Note: You must have a yahoo account to access the YQL Console.) was and how to use it to scrape data from any webpage I want! Another cool thing I learned was that a JSON call allows you to get around cross-domain AJAX issues. Isn’t that awesome? This guy nails it with a great example!