European 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.


Reminds me of the cover art for King Crimson's Islands.


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

  • Peter Purgathofer 4y

    very impressive. you should take the pictures to some print-on-demand-poster-shop and sell them online. btw. nice to find someone who knows king crimson :D
  • ARMLE 4y

    Very cool, featured here.
  • abner kamps 4y

    netherlands is poppin
  • Peter Wouda 4y

    Compare the cover of National Geographic (Dutch Edition, november 2008) :

    Link to this magazine here
  • Eric Fischer 4y

    Wow, that does look familiar!
  • kendysign1 4y

    Go Netherlands !! :D
  • Nori 4y

    Now I know why I have many friends in Europe.
  • KrisSkyWalker 4y

    Awesome!!! I can see paris:)
  • Pater JPM 4y

    fascinating work... saw the article in the WashPost Mag...
  • Ronald 4y

    realy great!
  • Rebel Tucser 4y

    Saw it on Google+ and can't believe my eyes !
  • James Bray 4y

    Look at how dark Russia and Ukraine are! Only Moscow & St Petersburg are bright spots; says a lot about how dense light pollution. Getting hard to find a place to see the stars at night.
  • Eric Fischer 4y

    This is not a photo of light pollution. It is a visualization of Flickr and Twitter usage.
  • Josefine Stenudd 3y

    Lots of Flickr in the beautiful mountains. :)
  • T. Kauppinen 3y

  • Calvin2K 3y

    Operation Barbarossa has begun!
  • Tom Zimmerlinkat 3y

    I wonder what's with all the tweets over the atlantic ocean. There are not that many islands in the atlantic, are there?
  • Josefine Stenudd 3y

    probably people tweeting excitedly about their overseas flights :)
  • A. Spehr 2y

    The really bright spots are islands. The more random ones could be people on boats.
  • S_P_Morris 2y

    Aaah, King Crimson. Class act, class act. The remasters they have been releasing over the past few years are superb, and I love their bootlegs. Thanks for the visualisation, Eric, very interesting.
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