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Published on March 15th, 2011 | by NJ Ouchn

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Creepy v0.1.9 the Geolocation Information Aggregator released

Creepy is an application that allows you to gather geolocation related information  about users from social networking platforms and image hosting services. The information is presented in a map inside the application where all the  retrieved data is shown accompanied with relevant information (i.e. what  was posted from that specific location) to provide context to the presentation.

Available map providers

  • Google Maps

  • Virtual Maps

  • OpenStreetMap

This Python script allows location information retrieval from the following sources:

  • Twitter’s tweet location:
    • Coordinates when tweet was posted from mobile device
    • Place (geographical name) derived from users ip when posting on twitter’s web interface. Place gets translated into coordinates using geonames.com
    • Bounding Box derived from users ip when posting on twitter’s web interface. The less accurate source, a corner of the bounding box is selected randomly.
  • Geolocation information accessible through image hosting services API
  • EXIF tags from the photos posted.
  • Twitter
  • Foursquare (only checkins that are posted to twitter)
  • flickr – information retrieved from API
  • twitpic.com – information retrieved from API and photo exif tags
  • yfrog.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • img.ly – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • plixi.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • twitrpix.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • foleext.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • shozu.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • pickhur.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • moby.to – information retrieved from API and photo exif tags
  • twitsnaps.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • twitgoo.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags

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