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Mapping Flickr

Published on
26 Jul 2010
Written by
Mark Graham

Today’s map is a visualisation of all 34 million geotagged Flickr images. The data were kindly collected by Eric Fischer and then aggregated to the country-level (an operation that took our computer about three weeks to process!).

You can see that user-generated images in Flickr display similar geographies to other types of user-generated content (e.g. Wikipedia). In the next few weeks, we’ll upload some variations of this map. These results aren’t necessarily surprising, but do just reinforce findings that subjects of user-generated content are highly concentrated in only a few parts of the world.

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