Data Visualisation: Budgets and Good Morning Twitter

If like us you are often trying to find interesting new ways to visualise data then a quick look at the collection on Vimeo can lead to many lost hours.

One excellent example is of British Columbia's budget update by blprnt:

BC Budget Visualization Tool from blprnt on Vimeo.

blpnt seems to have quite a talent for visualisation, below is his work regarding people saying good morning on twitter:

GoodMorning! First Render from blprnt on Vimeo.

The movie details approximately 11,000 tweets collected over a 24 hour period between August 20th and 21st. The tweets were harvested to find people saying 'good morning' in English as well as several other languages. It was built in Processing ( using Twitter4J, and a home-brewed client for MetaCarta's geo-parsing APIs.

It is well worth a visit to the blog -, excellent stuff...