On 07/21/10 15:13, James wrote:
> I'm attempting to stream Tweets from the UK as a whole(filtering
> further with tracking words), using Twitters stream API, however I'm
> having trouble with my bounding box.
> The LAT/LON pairs I'm using to define a bounding box of the whoe
> UK(Ire included) is as follows.
> -9.05, 48.77, 2.19, 58.88
> However when I try to use this with the Twitter stream API, it states
> the following error message.
> Location track must be less than 1 degrees on a side:
> LocationTrack(48.77,-9.05,58.88,2.19)
> I can't imagine that Twitter do not allow you a specify a bounding box
> that covers an area that crosses between the negative/positive LAT. Am
> I missing something here, or would this mean that Twitter only allow
> you to stream if you are in the Wester hemishphere, effectively?
> If anyone has a suggest as to how I might be able to over-come this,
> I'd be very interested in hearing you out.
Just a thought, but the error says that the bounding box must be at most
one degree on each side... and that box is about 11x10. It does seem
like a bit of a restriction, but still...


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