Monday, July 11, 2011

Contrasting Flickr and Twitter Locations

Erich Fisher came up with a new great visualization of web data. The maps highlight where people post geo-tagged photos to Flickr (red) from and geo-tagged tweets to Twitter from (blue), or both (white). (via Information Aesthetics)

What I like particularly about this kind of map is the way it unveils urban hierarchy.

[all images credit: Erich Fisher] (via Information Aesthetics)

(via Information Aesthetics)

Could it tell us somthing about urban centrality?


Rio de Janeiro


São Paulo

check out these other two “old” projects of him: tourists versus locals and the geographical distribution of racial and ethnic divides in cities around the world (originally inspired by Bill Rankin).

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