Monday, July 15, 2013

Exploring Flickr Data with Google Maps


TraceMedia has created a number of stunning map visualisations of Flickr data. Luminous Cities allows users to visualise Flickr data for a number of major cities worldwide on Google Maps.

The Flickr Google Maps provide a platform for users to explore Flickr data by location, time, Flickr tags and number of views. The application includes a number of possible uses, for example it can be used to explore the locations where most photos are taken in these major urban areas.

Using the time-line filter it is possible to explore how popular photography locations change over time. It also allows users to explore specific events, for example photos uploaded during the 2012 London Olympics. 
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