James Cheshire, Ed Manley, and Oliver O’Brien of the University College London’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) thave eamed up with John Barratt of Trendsmap to create a map of New York that shows the languages of the tweets that are flowing out from the city.
Though 95% of tweets in New York are English, there is an interesting distribution of other languages in the remaining 5%. Not surprisingly Spanish is the second more dominant language and strong in the Bronx. Portuguese, which has a stronghold towards Newark, and Japanese are in third and fourth place, respectively.
The map identifies international hotspots like Liberty Island and Ellis and can even be used to view the tracks of the ferry boats between the two locations. You can find out more about the project on UCL CASA’s website and read this detailed analysis from co-creator Ed Manley.