Curious about where people like to take pictures in your part of the world? Sightsmap is a simple Google Map app that takes geo data from the photos uploaded to Panoramio (now a Google service) and uses it to generate a heatmap.
Soo, does this mean europeans take more photos, have better looking people, or better looking landscapes…?
Oh, come on. Nobody *ever* takes photos in Europe…. :P
As an European I feel myself in the middle of zoo:)
This is probably as much a reflection on the marketing and sign-up rate of the service, as it is a generalisation on where photos are taken.
Looks just like a population density map to me.
Exactly. My first thought on reading this post was “Panoramio? Is that still around?” Apparently it is, and from the map I’d guess that it’s very popular in Europe.
Faroe Islands is all red :)
And it’s popular in asia too, japan and java island indonesia shows yellowish red
Interesting. It seems a map of world´s hottest touristic places: Spain, France, Italy… China getting hotter lately
I think that is who uploads photos to Panoramio.
I would tend to think there is indeed a usage bias, see Turkey all red (I’m taking this country example due to their high usage of Orkut, as in India and Brazil, while Orkut is quite underused in the US or Western Europe AFAIK). I guess a similar idea on a more widely used repository would bring slightly different results.
Now I know why north european people don’t think their country is in europe.
Malaysia and Singapore ^_^
It’s so high on Europe because of the Japanese tourists! lol
General locations with inaccurate gps……….ProPhotoSpots is much better!