Update: a basic twitter geocode search how-to

think disaster: a blog by Scott Reuter (@sct_r)

I just re-wrote and simplified my instructions for creating a fast, simple twitter geocode search, as my previous blog post has links in the instructions that don’t work anymore.

1-  Go to a latitude/longitude finder such as https://itouchmap.com/latlong.html and enter the place or address that you need a lat/long for in the search bar. If you have an address, include it, but you can also use a town name and state, or a town name and country. (NOTE: It is sometimes worth verifying a lat/long search result. For instance, you might want to try running the same search in google maps and compare lat/long results.)

An alternative way to obtain the latitude longitude is to do a google search, then copy the lat/long straight out of the web address. Here’s an example:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gainesville,+GA/@34.2920145,-83.8976776,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x885f5f0d58a7e8b1:0x501c640cc59cd439!8m2!3d34.2978794!4d-83.8240663

Notice that in the above web address, the lat/long is already formatted and ready to copy out. Below…

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