LAX Shooting

What do you do when you are stuck at LAX because of a gunman?  Well, tweet of course!  The following visualization was created at the Sandbox, where about 30,000 tweets geotagged within a mile from LAX were archived over a 5 day period surrounding the shooting incident on November 1st, 2013.  The map shows a heatmap of LAX, “hot” areas in red depicting the location of tweets.  The interactive map also features a keyword search and a time slider.  For reference, the shooting incident began at around 9:00am on November 1st in Terminal 3.

lax shooting screenshot