Monday, 9 May 2011

NCL Bern - Centres

The Capital of Switzerland is with a population of 131,000, the fourth most populous city in Switzerland. The wider area covered by the standard NCL 30km radius here is covering quite a lot of other centres, from Solothurn to Thun and from Murten to Langnau. As a sort of central landscape feature to it features the river Aare, exiting the Lake Thun, featuring in Bern, Lake Bienne and Solothurn.

New City Landscape Bern
Map by urbanTick for NCL / Basel New City Landscape map generated from location based tweets collected over the period of one week. The area covered is within a 30 km radius of Basel.

The activity peak in Bern is at the Bollwerk a part of the old fortification of the city. It is just next to the central train station. With its central location a very good transport connections, it is popular with offices and commercial uses. Another peak is in Buemplitz to the West of Bern. This is very much the suburbs of Bern, but very pretty suburbs with a touch of country life.

Bern New City Landscape

Image by urbanTick using the GMap Image Cutter / Bern New City Landscape -Use the Google Maps style zoom function in the top right corner to zoom into the map and explore it in detail. Explore areas you know close up and find new locations you have never heard of. Click HERE for a full screen view. The maps were created using our CASA Tweet-O-Meter, in association with DigitalUrban and coded by Steven Gray, this New City Landscape represents location based twitter activity.

Bern is very much an after work, evening twitter user city. There is very little activity during the morning or even midday. Things only start happening later on. In terms of languages use, German is leading the tabel just before Indonesian and English. The other languages trail far behind the top three. Just about into the top ten slipped Esperanto as the user language.

Image by urbanTick for NCL / The rose shows the twitter activity over the tweet activity per hour of the day, starting at 00:00 at the top. Here we are showing Bern local time. Hence the characteristic dip between three and five o'clock in the morning. Bern is an after work evening city with more activity around the end of the work day. The graphs show the platform of preference used to send the tweet and the language set respectively.

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