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The World according to Flickr

The World according to flickr In 2011 Flickr released a public dataset that used the locations that users tagged in their photos to draw boundaries of countries, states, counties and even neighborhoods. This results in shapes that roughly represent real geography. However scaling down to neighborhood level reveals some weird shapes. This is 'due to a lack of data (i.e. source photos), a weakness of the algorithm, an inappropriate choice of the alpha parameter or scripting bug (Flickr, 2011)'. Nonetheless these shapes give a unique insight to real 'User Generated Geography'. Actual Geography flickr Essex Hudson Union Jeroen Drewes | Data sources: Flickr Shapefiles Public Dataset 2.0 | | | New York City Department of City Planning The World USA States USA Counties Florida Counties NYC Neighborhoods

The World according to Flickr

shared by Jdrewes on Jan 31
In 2011 Flickr released a dataset of shapefiles generated by Geotagged photo's. These shapefiles make for an interesting case of user generated geography.


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