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ArcGIS Blueprints by Eric Pimpler

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Extracting Tweet geographic coordinates with tweepy

In this step, you'll create a Python script that uses the Python tweepy module to extract tweets containing geographic coordinates and write this information to a local feature class. The tweepy module is designed to provide access to all the Twitter REST API methods. This will be a standalone script that can be run from the command line or the Python development environment. It will create a listener style environment that will continue to be executed, looking for live tweets until you kill the process.

Follow these steps to create the script:

  1. Before completing this section of the chapter, you will need to download and install the tweepy Python module using pip. Issue the following command from ...

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