Nice article in Data-Informed on Todd Mostak who has done fascinating global event analytics even though his background is in economics and anthropology, not computer science
“Through World Map, Mostak worked for the Japan Data Archive, a project to collect data from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The project uses MapD to display several data sets on a map instantly.
Mostak is working with Harvard to visualize the Kumbh Mela, a 55-day Hindu religious festival that happens only once every 12 years that will see more than 80 million people attend. Mostak and MapD will visualize anonymized cell phone data to analyze crowd flow and social networks.
An example of TweetMap, displaying tweets about “hockey” in December 2012.
World Map also serves as a platform for Mostak’s first visualization project, TweetMap, which allows users to look at Twitter heat maps from 125 million tweets sent in three week span in December of 2012.”