Locals and Tourists


Some people interpreted the Geotaggers’ World Atlas maps to be maps of tourism. This set is an attempt to figure out if that is really true. Some cities (for example Las Vegas and Venice) do seem to be photographed almost entirely by tourists. Others seem to have many pictures taken in piaces that tourists don’t visit.

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.

The maps are ordered by the number of pictures taken by locals.

Source: Eric Fischer’s Flickr page

2 Responses to Locals and Tourists

  1. Dumontet says:


    Can i use your map to illustrate an article about dataviz please for http://www.geobourgogne.fr ?
    P Dumontet

    • Margarida says:

      Sorry for such a late reply.
      All of the maps that are featured on Flowingcity are projects that I collected from other websites – They are not my projects.
      So you probably could contact the authors of the maps you want to include your website.
      Best regards

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