Add Twitter feed to map

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01-12-2022 10:40 AM
Wade_Bryan
New Contributor III

Does anyone know how I can add a twtitter feed to my arcgis online maps? Specifically, I want to be able to see tweets people post during weather events and other natural disasters. 

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AdrianWelsh
MVP Notable Contributor

Wade,

There is a social media and public information web app. This link should get you started:

https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/arcwatch/learn-to-add-tweets-to-your-web-maps/

But looking into it a little more, I am not sure that the info is current. Somehow I found this web app that has live-ish tweets, but not sure how they're pulling the data (web app item page).

It looks as though all the Twitter based live maps have been "retired" according to this list:

https://www.arcgis.com/home/search.html?q=owner%3A%22esri_en%22%20twitter&t=content&restrict=false

 

 

Wade_Bryan
New Contributor III

Yea none of the social media or live map web apps are available anymore. Those would have been ideal for what I am trying to accomplish. The old public information configurable app would have been perfect but it's no longer in the app list.

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AdrianWelsh
MVP Notable Contributor

Yeah it's too bad it's no longer part of the default list. There is likely a back-door way to get geolocated twitter tweets and throw them into a geodatabase, but I don't know how to do that. Twitter has some links that show how to work with geolocations and such:

https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/twitter-api/v1/geo/places-near-location/api-reference/get-geo-...

 

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NathanBruce1
Occasional Contributor

Based on follow-up information the problem is that Social Media providers (Ie Twitter Etc) have deprecated their location API's and obliviously the apps depend on that and no longer really work.  Some third party providers have aggregation techniques that can supplement, but not free and not easy to quickly deploy without initial or running setup. 

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NathanBruce1
Occasional Contributor

This was a great solution for disaster events, as a dynamic layer for a Common Operating Picture; big loss considering the effort to spin up something far less straightforward.  Please comment if you have a better solution or documented approach.  Thanks!

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lukekm
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New Contributor II

Per Nathan's last response, I'm wondering if there is a good (easy) solution for this, or if it's a dead issue because of the depreciation of location API's w/ some of the social media providers.

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NathanBruce1
Occasional Contributor

Zero progress here.

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