The sample resource is just that, a sample. The default access level
quite a lot of data. You can also request a higher sample (the
"gardenhose") if your project needs a higher proportion of the

Allowing a geo predicate on the Streaming API would be very useful
thing indeed.

-John Kalucki
Services, Twitter Inc.

On Nov 2, 9:27 am, Walter Smulders <> wrote:
> You could look at the Streaming API, more 
> specifically: I don't know 
> if this
> is a full stream of new public tweets or not (could someone specify
> this for me too please?), but it looks like a nice start...
> On Nov 2, 10:37 am, Kal <> wrote:
> > Hi everyone. I've been working on a twitter app with a small team for
> > about half a year now that is focused on geocoding and mapping of
> > tweets. Work so far has been done with dummy data, since the geocoding
> > APIs aren't available yet. I've been looking at how I might use the
> > upcoming APIs to access real twitter geo data, but it doesn't seem
> > possible to get the data that we need.
> > Right now in our test application we have a database of fake tweets
> > that include lat/lon coordinates. This allows us to do queries for
> > specific regions, periods of time, etc. For example, we need to know
> > how many tweets were made within a certain rectangular area (someone's
> > mobile screen) within the last hour, week etc. Right now I can get all
> > of the tweets in one query, and then perform clustering to display
> > them on a map. I cannot see anything in the upcoming APIs that allows
> > me access to this sort of data.
> > I've looked 
> > at,
> > but that only gives tweets within a certain radius, and only up to 100
> > at a time. This isn't practical when I need to identify on a map where
> > perhaps thousands of tweets have happened over an extended time
> > period. I've looked elsewhere and can't see anything that would help
> > our situation, save the firehose. I know it says don't contact twitter
> > about access, they'll contact you, but there is no way to launch our
> > app without access to it.
> > I would love to hear any suggestions people might have as to how I
> > could perform the queries I need to perform, or perhaps alternative
> > techniques I have neglected to think of.
> > Thanks,
> > Kallin Nagelberg

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