Monday, 27 April 2009

Flickr data tracks tourism

Retweeted from New Scientist magazine (@newscientist) : David Crandall at Cornell and colleagues have exploited the increasing use of geotags on (35 million) images submitted to Flickr to map out the 'tourism hotspots' of the world in an example of the sorts of large scale data analysis that can now be performed using social networking and 'web 2.0' tools. The original paper is available here.

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