I’ve lived in a couple of cities (DC and London) which can feel a bit like Disney Land come spring time, so I found this group of maps really interesting. They show where tourists and locals take pictures in cities all over the world. Eric Fisher describes his methodology:
Blue points on the map are pictures taken by locals (people who have taken pictures in this city dated over a range of a month or more).
Red points are pictures taken by tourists (people who seem to be a local of a different city and who took pictures in this city for less than a month).
Yellow points are pictures where it can’t be determined whether or not the photographer was a tourist (because they haven’t taken pictures anywhere for over a month). They are probably tourists but might just not post many pictures at all.
Pretty nifty set of images that are really telling about where tourists visit and what they’re missing. Next time I’m headed out somewhere I may just have to check them out to get an idea of where the locals love to point their lenses.
Check out the full set here.