I stumbled upon this issue recently on Github about scraping Twitter data by localisation by combining the rtweet package with the google maps API.
Approximately 1% - 2% of individuals share their location when they tweet. I have the same results in the "location" variable when doing a basic
search_tweets() query with the rtweet package.
My question is the following: is there a guarantee, that combining the google maps API like the example on githbub, will yield more precise results in terms of localisation?
Will all the tweets I search for have a precise localisation instead of a NA value?
Or even better, can I improve this 1% - 2% localisation result when I search for tweets in a specific area when combining the google maps api with rtweet? or will I still have the same results when using rtweet and then filtering by location without using the google maps api.