Locals and Tourists #7 (GTWA #8): Washington, DC

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


Base map © OpenStreetMap, CC-BY-SA

  • ep_jhu 5y

    The location in people's profiles, perhaps? If so, were people in NoVA/DC counted as "locals"?

    I love visualizations like this. This is pretty kickass - only wish there was more info about the methodology. And what do the lines mean? Photos by the same photographer?
  • Eric Fischer 5y

    It is purely data from the pictures, not from the profiles. The explanation is in the set description, but a local for these purposes is anyone who took pictures within this city over the course of more than a month.

    The lines are where the same person took two pictures near each other within 10 minutes of each other.
  • Brent 5y

    This is friggin genius! Ack..loss for words. haha
  • Geoffrey Hatchard 5y

    could you include prince george's county and points east of the city as much as you've skewed this to the west? this doesn't even include all of the district...
  • outtacontext 5y

    Yes, I'd also love to see a map of the northern environs of the metro area.
  • Ursula 5y

    These are great. They really make the analogy to arteries and hearts of cities graphic. The zoo looks like a gland here. I'm going to take these maps with me when I travel to these cities from now on.
  • Ursula 5y

    Some of the notes are a bit off... that's not Adams Morgan.
  • hot_tea 5y

    These are so cool. We posted to npr's Morning Edition facebook page: www.facebook.com/nprmorningedition ( I work at Morning Edition )
  • Robert Benedict 5y

    Hey Eric,

    Is there any way I can get a print, or vector file, to make this into personal artwork for my home?


  • griffjon 5y

    Wait, downtown silver springs? Isn't photography illegal there? www.nowpublic.com/photography_banned_downtown_silver_spri...
  • MarcVA 5y

    Really a great concept and a very creative application of GIS If you just moved here, now you know where NOT to go during the tourist season!
  • Mr.TinDC 5y

    Very cool!
  • k-e-l-i 5y

    Would be neat to see the DC/Annapolis/Baltimore triangle.
  • Brierley... 5y

    I love seeing the world like this. More more more!!!!! Your maps are facinating.
  • sarat73 4y

    I have to second Robert's comment. Is there anyway I can get a print? This is way cool. Maybe not just of this one but a few of them.
  • millsmj 4y

    Well I'm not gonna plug JDland but you missed JD land
  • hmf284 4y

    This & your earlier racial divide map, in particular, are fascinating.
  • choofly 4y

  • thisisbossi 4y

    You can specifically spot both the 9:30 Club and the Source Theater... I can't help but wonder if a large portion of those are mine!
  • touristguy87 3y

    Geoffrey Hatchard

    LOL one has to hope that a sufficient # of photos have been uploaded east of the city to make that worthwhile ;)
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