Build a Tweet map with SVG

Ever since IE9 announced support for it, SVG has suggested itself as a credible solution to consider for your visualisation needs. In this article, I’d like to introduce you to Polymaps, a great way to create map-based visualisations. This will work on all browsers that recognise SVG.

The advantages of using SVG for such visualisations are many: smaller file size, superior visualisation features, less intensive processing and faster animations. Moreover, these will work on your beloved iPhones and iPads! Here we’ll use Polymaps to chart locations from where people tweet based on an archive of Twitter’s public timeline. We’ll learn:

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