twitter only returns data back in its "geo" field if the tweet has been
explicitly geotagged.

search, however, attempts to use other signals to determine where the tweet
is, and will attempt to return "more" tweets when you use its "search"
parameter.  it does not, however, expose those signals in the search

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 1:39 PM, don <> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm trying to determine the location where a tweet came from.
> I know you can do a search specifying the location you want to look at
> and this checks againist any geo data and then against the location
> data. I'm guessing that twitter does a lot of error checking and
> transforms the location data into a geo coord on the backend when you
> do this search.
> My question is: if I do a search for say a "word" and get my results
> back I want to be able to check where each of the returned tweets came
> from. Not just using the geo data that the user may have allowed but
> also the location data (just like the search for location based tweets
> does).
> Essentially getting back a geo coord for each tweet if there is any
> releveant geo data or location data given by the tweeter.
> this site would be doing something similar:
> any ideas? sorry if this is really obvious, I have searched and just
> can't find it.
> thanks
> don

Raffi Krikorian
Twitter Platform Team

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