North American detail map of Flickr and Twitter locations

Red dots are locations of Flickr pictures. Blue dots are locations of Twitter tweets. White dots are locations that have been posted to both.


I should have replaced this with another image with more detail and better choice of projection.

  • Coghill Cartooning 4y

  • Peter Krantz PRO 4y

    Nice! Can you get bulk data over the API:s or did you have to download the data over time?
  • Chip Oglesby PRO 4y

    I would love a print of this for my office.
  • Eric Fischer PRO 4y

    Thanks! In the case of Flickr it is possible to make requests for past time intervals, but in the case of Twitter you need to be watching as it happens to get the data.
  • Tom Harnish PRO 4y

  • CaptainJack88 4y

    That is awesome, I love seeing cities from space at night. You can learn about population density from looking at this picture.
  • PC1024 4y

    Eric Fischer Do you have the C code? And it be applied to some other regions? Thank you!
  • Ryszard Las 4y

    So I'm thinking the pix are heavily orange in lovely places where folks want to take extra pictures (e.g., the Sierra Nevadas and Cascades), and the blue spaces are where people don't have anything to look at, so they're just talkin'.
  • miprv 4y

    Congratulations on this work. If you look on the lower right side, you will see Puerto Rico shining bright with this technology. Could you please post a closer look of Puerto Rico for us residents down here in the Caribbean? Thanks and congrats again...
  • BrianaSprouse 4y

    You were on mtv:D
  • Eric Fischer PRO 4y

    Oh, thanks for letting me know!
  • The Lamb Family PRO 4y

    Would love to see one of Seattle/Tacoma. :) (These are all really awesome!)
  • Sarah PRO 4y

  • Dwayne Schnell 4y

    which map/projection did you use as the base? great composite.
  • Eric Fischer PRO 4y

    It's just cropped from the world map, so it is the same Peters projection as there, even though it isn't really appropriate for this smaller area.
  • JAW_photography_fl 3y

    stunning shot.
  • Fergus Ray Murray 3y

    I'm a tiny bit weirded out by people sharing this image without at all explaining what it is - 'Beautiful Planet Earth' shared it (with credit, but no link) on Google+ at and it's obvious that most of the commenters just assume it's a photograph...
  • Tht1kidd_Dustin 3y

    L0L at Mr Dews Class that is using these maps.
  • Massimo Paolini PRO 2y

    Great image. I used it on my post SERP Results in Post-Authorship World. The post will be published on November 05, 2013
  • Prasad Palacharla 1y

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