Locals and Tourists #8 (GTWA #24): Seattle

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Blue pictures are by locals. Red pictures are by tourists. Yellow pictures might be by either.

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  1. Furchin 47 months ago | reply

    Very interesting! Here's my summary of the data:

    Places Photographed More By Tourists Than Locals:
    - Museum of Flight
    - Seattle Waterfront
    - Belltown
    - Seattle Center

    Places Equally Photographed by Tourists and Locals:
    - Ballard Locks
    - Gasworks Park
    - Fremont
    - Woodland Park Zoo
    - Pioneer Square
    - Stadiums
    - Downtown Core
    - Alki Beach
    - International District

    Places Photographed More By Locals:
    - Capitol Hill
    - Magnuson Park
    - Georgetown
    - Discovery Park
    - Golden Gardens
    - Carkeek Park
    - Green Lake
    - Wallingford
    - Lincoln Park
    - Kubota Gardens
    - Arboteretum

  2. Eric Fischer 47 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the location identifications!

  3. peffs 47 months ago | reply

    I think I would classify the "Greenwood" line as Phinney Ridge with Greenwood showing up at the very north part.

  4. Fried Toast 47 months ago | reply

    Interesting stuff.

  5. JesseJB 47 months ago | reply

    Gah! I live in a Red zone!

  6. Freeman Mester 47 months ago | reply

    I love my local parks!

  7. Nick^D 47 months ago | reply

    Very cool visualisation! I was a tourist there in February, and I'm certain every single one of my photos was in the central red zone!

  8. monohex 47 months ago | reply

    Fascinating! I'm a local and I've always wondered about the data. Thanks for putting it in visual terms.

  9. Chris Blakeley 47 months ago | reply

    This is very cool. It's kind of funny to see how my map of photos (local!) correlates with this. And, yes, still lots of shots of the Space Needle.

  10. Ochre Jelly 47 months ago | reply

    If you zoom in you can see a very tiny cluster of tourist photos on the Microsoft campus.

  11. Elkulak 47 months ago | reply

    Ochre -- perhaps those are out-of-town MS employees?

  12. Ochre Jelly 47 months ago | reply

    ^ and/or delegates from onsite MS customer events.

  13. ESEartstudio 47 months ago | reply

    love the little trails out into the sound from the ferries

  14. ania_206 47 months ago | reply

    are locals determined by a 206 area code?

  15. Eric Fischer 47 months ago | reply

    Locals are determined by having taken photographs in the area of this map over the course of more than a month.

  16. ania_206 47 months ago | reply

    interesting! so it's entirely flickr geomapping based. brilliant!

  17. missjenn 38 months ago | reply

    Very cool.
    I looked at the zoomed in version of Seward Park. Tourists mostly took photos along the outer paved trail. Blue locals are actually all over the park, including the more interesting interior trails.

  18. hans.gerwitz 38 months ago | reply

    I love the concentrated red dot on Kerry Park. Word must be out that the classic Needle-skyline-Rainier shots are from there.

  19. aaronjensen 34 months ago | reply

    just goes to show... nothing interesting going on on the east side....

  20. phototakinfool 23 months ago | reply

    I now know where not to go. Every place in red is a stay away zone
    Time to Boldy go where few photographer dare to go and to seek out new places other than the typical and stereotypical places.

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