Interactive real-time data visualisation exhibited at Museum of London
© Tekja Data Visualisation - Pulse real-time data exhibit
Ever wondered what Londoners are talking about, what emojis they are using most - and which they use to describe the hot topics of 2017 (like Trump, Theresa May, Brexit)? Pulse, a real-time installation streaming, collecting and visualising London’s data at the Museum of London for 9 months will reveal exactly that.
Pulse collects, analyses and displays all the geo-located tweets in Greater London.
The installation will run 24/7 for 9 months, until April 2018, telling
the stories of Londoners through an estimated 17 million tweets. On average people in
London use 12 words per tweet, meaning we will be analysing around 210 million words, and a total of 8 million emojis.
First major findings - Corbyn vs May, an unexpected election result:
© Tekja Data Visualisation - Map of the most popular emojis per borough the day after the June 2017 UK general election
We analysed 100,000 tweets the day after the shock UK election in June 2017, where the Conservative party, led by Theresa May, failed to gain the majority they were aiming for and many expected they would win, whilst Labour, led by Jeremy Corbyn, gained many more seats than anticipated, the following are the key points from our analysis:
Pulse is powered by Websocket and REST APIs connecting to live data feeds.
Visualised and brought to life using D3.js and leaflet.js.