Friday, January 25, 2013
Hamilton on Fire on Google Maps
HamOntFire is an interesting Google Map that is visualising the tweet reports of the Hamilton Fire Service, @HFS_Incidents.
The map itself isn't that pretty but there are some clever things going on under the hood and the map is accompanied by a detailed explanation of how it works. You can also view the source code at BitBucket.
Essentially the map is parsing the latest Hamilton Fire Service tweets for locations and then geocoding the locations and adding them to the map.
Hat-tip: Google Street View World