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Tracing the Converging, Diverging Paths of Tourists and Locals

 by Michael Rowe

Tags: Arts, The Map Room, maps, locals, tourists,


The most beautiful maps are somehow useless. You look at them not to decide where you’re going, but rather to see constellations that are rarely visible: details that, from the ground, never coalesce into a coherent picture. Eric Fischer has fashioned a set of maps that depict just such constellations. Using photographs from Flickr and Picasa, Fischer has placed a colored mark on a map where each picture was taken. As he explains:

The results (above is Stockholm) trace where people go and what they photograph, arcs and blocks and spangles of presence.

(Thanks, The Map Room.)

Source: Eric Fischer

Image by Eric Fisher, licensed under Creative Commons.