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Maps Schmaps

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This post explores the inner workings of @NewcastlePlaces, a twitter service that maps the locations of events that others are tweeting about. They have some serious issues with their mapping process however, this often results in events being incorrectly mapped. Some of the mapping failures have unexpected results, like placing a dead body inside a solicitors office over 15,000 km away from it’s correct location for example.

A comparison of carbon footprints resulting from traveling. Analysed in the light of the 2010 Earth Hour event.