Mapping Half a Million Hours of the Internet Archive's TV Archive: Three-Year Animation

In collaboration with the Internet Archive Kalev mapped nearly half a million hours of American television news programming covering the last three years. Using "fulltext geocoding" computer algorithms, the closed captioning of each broadcast was processed entirely by computer to identify, disambiguate, and map every mention of a location worldwide. This animated map allows you you see the overall geography of American Television News programming over the last three years and how it has changed day by day. Read more in the announcement or see the Atlantic article.

See the Map!