Jul 19, 2010 9:44 pm by Sunshine | Add comment
This summer, all you Tour de France fans can get live tour updates via geo-tagged tweets straight from the course in France and around the world on a Bing Twitter Map hosted by Team Radioshack and LIVESTRONG.com.
For the first time ever fans will be able to get real time geo-location based reactions and content from spectators, journalists, and even competitors during the big race.
And as if this isn’t enough, fans will also be able to embed a customized Tour De France twitter map onto their own blogs. For that they created Tweet de France.com, a web site where you can take a Bing Map with the entire Tour de France trail drawn atop it and have geolocated Twitter feeds coming through on the map.
Look familiar? That’s because it’s based on the EMBED function from the Bing Twitter Map App. Here the tweets are based on location / proximity to the race and a filter of “Tour de France.” Simply copy/paste the code into your site.