[Geowanking] flickr accidental maps
pramsey at opengeo.org
Mon Apr 27 15:39:19 PDT 2009
The original article glances off a defect in the data, with the
mention that, curiously, the Apple Store is one of the most
photographed locales in New York. The full sentence should be "most
photographed by hipster doofuses who upload their photos to Flickr".
There's probably a pretty serious urban/rural bias in this data as
well as a large generational one.
On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 3:36 PM, Paul Harwood <paul at telreg.com> wrote:
> This flickr data is valuable though? not just eye candy, especially if
> shared and open. Feeding it into something like the new wolfram engine along
> with say coordinates of power stations, you could compute VERY rough
> temporal energy consumption maps pretty quickly I guess amongst a multitude
> of other much better probable uses. (don't shoot me down, probably the worst
> example I could have thought of). Interesting ? :-) Accidental mapping
> could reveal a lot about 'us' when coupled with other bits of pretty mundane
> static data.
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