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Flickr activity in the center of Barcelona, Spain along the year 2006. It might take a while to load and start... [Short movie: (3.1MB)]

The approach of the Tracing the Visitor's Eye project is to consider that uploading, tagging and disclosing the location of a photo can be interpreted as an act of communication rather than a pure implicit history of physical presence.  For this purpose, we retrieved from Flickr , large amounts of photo taken by thousands of users in the world’s most photographed cities. Based on the time, explicit location and people’s description of their photos, we design geovisualizations. They reveal patterns of tourists and citizens consuming a city, such as the flow of people between city attractions, the monuments areas of influence or what is happening with day/night and working/weekend periodicity. 

Fabien Girardin (built with Processing)