Thursday, 25 November 2010

#uksnow Map - UK Snow Twitter Mashup

This app searches Twitter for real-time snow reports and displays them on the map.

Join in!

Tweet the hashtag #uksnow, the first half of your postcode, and rate the snow that is falling out of ten (0/10 for nothing, 5/10 for steady snow and 10/10 for arctic blizzard conditions).

Optionally, you can include the depth of snow (cm or inches), attach a photo and add a description to your tweet.

#uksnow NG8 3/10 1cm - Just starting to snow
3 minutes ago via Twitter

Icon key

  1. 7/10 or more 7/10 or more - Blizzard!
  2. 5/10 or 6/10 5/10 or 6/10 - Steady snowfall
  3. 3/10 or 4/10 3/10 or 4/10 - Light snowfall
  4. 1/10 or 2/10 1/10 or 2/10 - A few flakes
  5. 0/10 0/10 - No snow :(

The map automatically updates every minute

Alternative icons available in the settings panel.

Mobile version over at #uksnow Map Mobile

Got a suggestion or idea for the app? Tweet me!

Crafted by @benmarsh |

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