According to a recent post from the Bing Search Team, the Twitter Maps application in the Bing Maps Application Gallery has been updated to allow for map embeds. The Twitter Maps app, if you’re unfamiliar, is a “mapplication” (map + app) that lets you see nearby tweets overlaid on top of a Bing Map. After loading the Twitter map on the screen, you can used Search Filters that let you narrow down tweets by location (address, location, or landmark), keywords or phrases, and Twitter usernames. You can also check a box to see tweets with an attached photo only.
Once you have the Twitter map displaying the way you want it, just follow these steps to get the embed code for your website or blog:
- Select the map location either fixed (centered on a specific point) or anywhere (moves the map as the Tweets come in).
- Specify the dimensions of your map (height and width).
- Add search filters. These will be carried into the embed form if you’ve specified them to filter only tweets that meet your search criteria.
- Copy/paste HTML into your web page.