About the Geo Search Tool

This tool 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. If you do use it to find videos for your stories, please give attribution to the uploader and YouTube in the aired footage. I have made several updates to the original app, including moving the app to a this URL, from youtube.github.io/geo-search-tool/search.html, so please update your bookmarks! You can still access the original code at here. Note, this is not an official Google or YouTube product. 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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Known Issues

Removing Content

Happy Searching!