Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Geotagger's World Atlas

Eric Fischer's Flickr photostream has lots of interesting maps. He has put together The Geotagger's World Atlas, a series of maps showing the locations of geotagged images from Flickr and Picasa. These maps (all covering 15 square miles) reveal the contrasting patterns of world cities from the highly centralized European cities such as Amsterdam, to the sprawling multinodal Los Angeles.

The Geotaggers' World Atlas #47: Santa Monica and western Los AngelesThe Geotaggers' World Atlas #14: Amsterdam   

To add color and interest, he also has a set called Locals and Tourists with color coded dots - blue for locals red for tourists and yellow for not certain. Most cities have the red dots in the central areas and clustered at beaches, sports arenas and amusement parks. San Francisco (his hometown?) has a nice concentration of red all along the Golden Gate Bridge and red clusters in various tourist destinations, including Alcatraz.

Locals and Tourists #3 (GTWA #4): San Francisco

The lines in these maps connect pictures that were taken in a series.

Paris shows an east-west split. The red area at the lower left edge is probably Versailles.

Locals and Tourists #4 (GTWA #3): Paris

The Asian cities show some surprisingly spread out settlement patterns. Here is Taipei. Locals and Tourists #9 (GTWA #55): Taipei

I'll finish off with Tokyo and its nice, artistic pattern.
Locals and Tourists #5 (GTWA #20): Tokyo

1 comment:

Michael5000 said...

Didn't expect lil' PDX in his set. I live just off a photocorridor!