Olympic and Paralympic Parade live map

Published on 16 October 2008

This is a project about web, bbc and visualisation.

A map tracking the Olympic parade route: updated live with geo-located Twitter and Flickr content.

A Perl service was used to poll the journalist's Twitter messages and extracted geo-tagged content. The augmented feed was then published to BBC infrastructure. This ensured that there was reslience in case Twitter failed.

The Flickr geo API was used to fetch photos around the parade route.

The map was created using the Modest Maps Flash library.