Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The geotagged Geoblogosphere

I have added metacarta's geoparser API to Geoblogosphere News which is able to recognize placenames in blog posts. The recognized places are visualized now in two ways:

First: a little Google chart API map shows a quick overview, the image here shows the first try. (The Geoblogosphere seems to be quite US centric;)) I have placed this beneath the tag cloud..
Second: a click on this map brings you to a Google maps where all geotagged blog posts are shown.

Looks quite nice.. however, sometimes results are quite strange, e.g. the geoparser insists placing blog posts containing 'Darwin' in Australia!

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