Tourists vs. Locals in NYC


Here's an interesting graphic for you map and data lovers, based on geotagging Flickr data:

"Blue points on the map are pictures taken by locals (people who have taken pictures in this city dated over a range of a month or more). Red points are pictures taken by tourists (people who seem to be a local of a different city and who took pictures in this city for less than a month). Yellow points are pictures where it can't be determined whether or not the photographer was a tourist (because they haven't taken pictures anywhere for over a month). They are probably tourists but might just not post many pictures at all."

There's a whole set of them for various cities.

In related news, flashmob group Improv Everywhere recently busted out NYC sidewalk lanes for locals and tourists, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted June 9, 2010 at 11:25am ETC by Andy Towle
in Maps, New York, News