The Winner

People's Choice Prize

Dr James Cheshire and Mr Ed Manley, CASA and Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering

Twitter Languages of London

This image shows the spatial distribution of 3.4 million geo-located tweets sent in London during the course of summer 2012. Points are coloured according to the language in which the tweet is written, detected using Google's language detection toolkit. The vast majority of tweets were identified as English, comprising 92% of all tweets – however clusters of other languages are clearly visible. With English-language tweets marked in grey acting as a backdrop, the image displays the top ten most prominent languages – where Spanish is marked in white, French in red, Turkish in blue, Arabic in green, Portuguese in purple, German in orange, Italian in yellow, Malay in turquoise and Russian in pink.


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