Geo Drift

Understanding Location

in Social

By John Manoogian III & Kumar Dandapani & William Cotton & Vanessa Naylon

Feedback to @140proof

Tech + Tools

  • d3
  • TopoJSON
  • MySQL
  • Daum Equation Editor
  • LaTeX
  • Maxmind DB

Stated vs Observed

Stated Locations

  • Location fields in profile
  • Foursquare/FB Check-ins
  • Post content

Observed Locations

  • mobile IP addresses
  • GPS metadata

SF Bay Area

L.A. Metro Area

Live Code!

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Further Reading



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