Expanding our work on gathering geographic data via Twitter Steven Gray here at CASA has created our latest version – this time showing the signal strength levels of iPhones on the 3G network around various places in the UK. The data is collected data via Twitter users using the #iPhone3GTest tag as started by Jason Bradbury from The Gadget Show on Channel 5.
The map updates every 3 minutes and a list of Tweets in icon form should go online this afternoon.
You can add to the map by tweeting the hashtag #iPhone3GTest with the first half of your postcode, your Operator, your 3G signal, and how many bars of signal you have e.g. Glasgow G12 O2 3G 5 bars and we will map your response. Remember to include your postcode or your tweet will not be shown.
What is now needed is a global version, we are on the case….
The work is funded as part of the part of NeISS (National e–Infrastructure for Social Simulation) providing a platform to meet the demand for powerful simulation tools by social scientists, public and private sector policymakers.