Thursday, 5 April 2012

Using twitter to track airport congestion

The Easter holiday the Web 3.0 Lab is using twitter mapping to estimate relative crowd size in Heathrow and Gatewick airports. The maps and meter below show that starting Thursday the level of human traffic at Heathrow seems much higher than at Gatewick.  People often tweet when bored or before going on a voyage so an airport is an excellent area to test.

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