GeoLocation API for Twitter Announced

Ryan Sarver announced today the availability of a geolocation API for Twitter. It even supports GeoRSS and GeoJSON. This could be a potentially significant new step for Twitter. It looks like the API will be opened to platform developers first everyone (see here).

Tying in location to the near-real-time nature of the Twitter timeline opens up lots of potential location-based applications. Let the slippy-mapping commence!