The map shows locations of all Flickr photos from last 10 years

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Eric Fischer from Mapbox has been working on a number of cool geo visualization projects over last years. This time he created something really unique.

His latest project called ‘Geotaggers World Atlas’ aims to discover the world’s most interesting places by visualizing spatial layer of Flickr photos. Using Flickr’s API, Fischer has analyzed meta data of all geotagged photos from the last 10 years. Than he linked the dots between subsequent photos taken by each photographer. The cluster of paths of thousands of individuals created a beautiful sketch of urban spaces. But Fischer wanted to go further. He analyzed a time between two subsequent photos to calculate a speed of a photographer’s jurney. Each black line indicates a walking journey and red lines show speeds between 11 and 30km/h (7 and 19 mph). With this selection of speeds Fischer wanted to identify favourite bike routes but unsurprisingly most of this lines show images taken from ferries.


Fischer explained on his blog:

A cluster of geotagged photos is a good indicator of the interestingness of a place because it signifies that people went there in the first place, saw something worth taking a picture of, and put the extra effort into posting it online for others to appreciate.

The effect is amazing. Check it out:

Barcelona
Barcelona
Berlin
Berlin
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
London
London
New York
New York
San Francisco
San Francisco
Sydney
Sydney
Venice
Venice
Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.