Recenty we have reported that Google acquired Jetpac – a start-up which analysis geotagged pic from social media to create unique city guides. Philipp Schmitt – student of Interaction Design from Germany had a different concept on how to use location-based technologies to map human behavior.
He created a custom-built camera flash which he connected to iPhone. Than he wrote an app which queries the Flickr and Panoramio APIs for photos taken at the current geographical position. Whenever there’s a photo available, a flash is triggered. All flashes in a single location are than captured on one long-exposed photography. Each flash on a photo represent exect location where someone took geotagged pic and uoloaded online.
Check out this video to learn more about the project:
source: Philipp Schmitt