slightly off topic: does anyone know an easy (web?) method to translate
location names (ie, "Atlanta, Georgia") to geodata coords and vice versa?

thanks in advance

Joseph Cheek,

Raffi Krikorian wrote:
> hi tom.
> if there is geo data, then the "near parameter" will be using that. 
> if not, then it will use the location in the user's profile.
> does that help?
>> Thanks. Am I correctly understanding that the near parameter uses the
>> location of the users profile and will not use the new geolocation api
>> lat/long data?
>>> It is very unlikely that we would offer a publicly available method on
>>> the streaming API that returned all geotagged statuses. It is much
>>> more likely that we'll offer a parameter to the /1/statuses/filter
>>> method that would be subject to the same limitations as the track
>>> keyword. Such a feature is unscheduled. I wouldn't guess as to when
>>> we'll get to such an implementation.
>>> In the mean time, the Search API offers the near: parameter.
>>> -John Kalucki
>>> Services, Twitter Inc.
>>>>  I want to filter the firehouse to a subset of tweets that will have
>>>> valid geodata (lat/long).
>>>>> hi tom.
>>>>> what are you exactly asking?  you can look at any of the timeline
>>>>> methods --
>>>>> wherever there will be <status> object, there will be geo
>>>>> information if
>>>>> there is geo information available.
>>>>> does that help?
>>>>>> Something like statuses/geolocation that returns public statuses
>>>>>> with
>>>>>> geolocation data? Thanks.....
> -- 
> Raffi Krikorian
> Twitter Platform Team
> | @raffi

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