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About the Geo Search Tool

This reference implementation was developed as a simple model of how News organizations could use Google APIs to help find citizen journalism on YouTube. It uses YouTube and Google APIs to generate location based search results which are stack ranked by upload time. The code is open-source so that others can build from it. If you do use it to find videos for your stories, please give attribution to the uploader and YouTube in the aired footage. Thanks!

Getting Started

Try searching on a location you are interested with a wide location radius (e.g. 100km). If this gives too many irrelevant results then filter down by timestamp, radius or by adding keywords to the top search box (e.g. fire, explosion, tornado).

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