A week or two ago I accidentally bumped into this very interesting article about World Most Photographed Locations. It presented this lovely application named Sightsmap that can be accessed online via any browser. As you can see below the map shows us in a colorful way - using purple, red and yellow - which are the locations that attract the people holding the camera more. Dark purple is for the locations that are less photographed and the bright yellow is for the ones that are the most accessed - the ones where people cannot seem to let their camera down and constantly press the button to take pictures until the battery runs dry. Here is actually what they say:
"The heatmap shows the places people like, based on the number of
photos at each place in the world. The dark areas have few photos, the red areas have more and the
yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged.
The hottest places have markers linking photos, streetview, wikipedia,
wikivoyage, foursquare and google plus articles
about the site. The place names are selected by the wikipedia readership
numbers and foursquare checkins. Area populations are based on the
Street level heatmaps are available for top 15000 places in the world, sorted by the number of photos in an area
of a size of a few square kilometers around the place center. The popularity ranking of places in high-res area maps
is computed by combining place hotness with popularity rankings from wikipedia, foursquare and
real-time google places selection.
It is possible to use a link ending with any place name, like this:
** Hope you lads/lasses will enjoy it as much as I did :) And nope, I was not payed to write this article, it was all made out of love 'couse I though you might like this as well ;) **
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