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The iPhone operating system records a user’s Longitude and Latitude over time. This information can be accessed readily and visualised. This posts describes the process of creating an animation of the location data over time. Most of the co-ordinates were from the Sydney and Hunter regions of NSW, Australia.

Maps Schmaps


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.