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Subject:The Geotaggers' World Atlas
Time:02:27 pm
About a year ago I posted some maps of North American cities ranked by the clusters of geotagged photos taken there.

Recently I redid the maps, with an additional year worth of data and this time for the whole world, and with the additional twist of trying to guess how the photographers moved from place to place based on the time it took them to move the distance between the pictures:

The Geotaggers' World Atlas #1: New York The Geotaggers' World Atlas #2: London The Geotaggers' World Atlas #3: Paris The Geotaggers' World Atlas #4: San Francisco The Geotaggers' World Atlas #5: Berlin The Geotaggers' World Atlas #6: Barcelona
The Geotaggers' World Atlas #7: Boston The Geotaggers' World Atlas #8: Washington, DC The Geotaggers' World Atlas #9: Rome The Geotaggers' World Atlas #10: Toronto The Geotaggers' World Atlas #11: Chicago The Geotaggers' World Atlas #12: Vancouver

Somehow this turns out to be about the most popular thing I have ever done. First it appeared on Burrito Justice and then on Austinist and Chicagoist, and then it hit the Flickr Blog and the clicks really started coming in. I also got a bunch of hits from a Chinese-language site that I had not previously been aware of, Jandan.net, from Londonist, Metafilter, and the Map Room, and from a bunch of Tumblr blogs. For extra excitement most of this was while I was out of town with only lousy network connectivity. The attention is falling off by now, but it's still nice to find out that other people are interested in something I put together.
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dnaltews
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Time:2010-05-29 06:17 am (UTC)
Wow those are really slick.

The links from the thumbnails in the blogpost appear to be broken (though I easily found the photos from the blogs linked below).
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enf
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Time:2010-05-29 07:06 am (UTC)
Oh, oops, that's what I get for copying and pasting relative URLs. I'll fix them. Thanks.
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jgreely
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Time:2010-06-12 12:34 am (UTC)
I managed to accurately place the L&T map of Tokyo in Google Earth, and the results are quite entertaining. For instance, only tourists take photos from the top of Tokyo Tower; locals take pictures of the tower from nearby.

-j
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enf
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Time:2010-06-12 08:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the location identification. I really should have made them all into KML overlays since it would have been easy since the bounds are well known. I guess I still can...
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jgreely
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Time:2010-06-13 07:40 am (UTC)
KML would be great to have. I had a hard time fitting Kyoto and Yokohama well, even knowing the correct scaling; dragging images around in Google Earth is quite clumsy.

I also pulled the source data from your server and managed to figure out one of the more mysterious Tokyo hotspots.The big blue dot a bit north of the bay is from three Picasa users who shared an apartment and took a lot of pictures of their cat. :-)

I've found a number of interesting places to visit on my next trip to Japan, so thank you for the effort.

-j
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vespid_interest
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Time:2010-06-14 12:23 am (UTC)
This showed up on LJ again for me today, a podcaster I listen to from England posted a link. This pleases me.
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lcmgood
Subject:the maps are very cool
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Time:2010-06-17 09:17 am (UTC)
hi Eric, the maps are very cool, i am very interested in that, would you tell me how did that? how did you get these photos that you use them to analyze? would you give me some clue?thank you! best regards!my email address: lcmgood@163.com
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ext_248057
Subject:Vector Files
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Time:2010-09-04 11:01 pm (UTC)
WOOOOOW!!! Eric, thats great!!! I came across your work via mapu.de site. I have seen all your uploads at flickR. It is sooo intersting to see the differences between locals and tourists!!! Is there a possiblity to receive the vector-file of L&T Tokyo map? Do you sell the files?

Looking forward to your reply!
All the best, Selma
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enf
Subject:Re: Vector Files
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Time:2010-09-04 11:38 pm (UTC)
Sure, you can have a vector copy. Are you looking for PDF or some other format?
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Subject:Awesome work
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Time:2011-07-14 01:35 pm (UTC)
Hi Eric,

I have stumbled upon your map works several times in the past months. I must say that they are breath taking! I am a curious and experimenting guy so I wanted to know what kind of tool you used to create these maps... Was it a script, an application you created?

I guess there are 2 steps: the first one is gathering the data. and the second one is displaying it...

Would you be ok revealing the basic steps/tools you use?

Thank You for creating these pieces of arts, and congratulations on all the media attention!

Have a good day,

Nils

PS: I can be reached at nilsou [{at}] gmail [{dot}] com :)

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