Wondering what people are talking about in an area? Would it be a nice addition to the data on your map? We’ve got you covered!
With the Social Media template, your web app can display what people are saying through location-based social media (Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube). Mapping social data provides insight into what people are saying and where they are saying it. Here’s an example of a Social Media Web Map that displays up-to-date, keyword-targeted social media points on a map using the hash-tag and keyword “iphone5″. Social media points are rendered client-side and can be displayed as clusters of points or as a density heat-map.
Like other ArcGIS Online templates, you can customize the template as a hosted version or download the code and tweak it to your heart’s content. Once you’re in the app, you can customize the view by changing the extent, social keywords, and active layers. Then, it can be embedded in a webpage or sent as a link, with all your changes in the URL.
Get started by downloading the code or making a hosted web application from the share menu on ArcGIS Online and selecting the Social Media template. See the readme.html for instructions on running the template on your web server and all the customizable options.
Hashtags are more fun on a map!