Using Geoevent and ArcGIS Online to Map the 2016 Presidential Election
Track: Elections, Redistricting, and Census
Authors: Palak Matta, Patricia Carbajales Dale, Patrick Claflin
This project provided an opportunity to explore new technologies, such as GeoEvent and the new big data store, which allowed harvesting, storage, and visualization of live geo-located tweets about both presidential candidates. The streaming data were managed using the new spatiotemporal big data storage in ArcGIS Server. The tweets, along with campaign travel stops and the locations of field offices, were used to analyze a few of the many geographies of the 2016 presidential election.