Snowtweets Project from the University of Waterloo provides a way for people interested in snow measurements to quickly broadcast their own snow depth measurements to the web. These data are then picked up by the Snowtweets database and mapped in near real time. The project uses the micro-blogging site Twitter as its data broadcasting scheme.
Participants can use a data visualization tool called Snowbird that allows them to explore the reported snow depths around the globe. The viewer shows where the reports are located and how much snow there is at each reported site.
How can you participate in Snowtweets?
1. Register for a free Twitter account at www.twitter.com.
2. Measure the snow depth where you live, work, or play.
3. Use your Twitter account to tweet the information to the project.
See more detailed instructions at http://snowcore.uwaterloo.ca/snowtweets/.
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