European detail map of Flickr and Twitter locations

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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.

All this wonder, straup, 27ray, and 1367 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. yupius 88 months ago | reply

    Now I know why I have many friends in Europe.

  2. KrisSkyWalker 88 months ago | reply

    Awesome!!! I can see paris:)

  3. Pater JPM 88 months ago | reply

    fascinating work... saw the article in the WashPost Mag...

  4. Rebel Tucser 87 months ago | reply

    Saw it on Google+ and can't believe my eyes !

  5. James Bray San Isidro, Costa Rica 84 months ago | reply

    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.

  6. Eric Fischer 84 months ago | reply

    This is not a photo of light pollution. It is a visualization of Flickr and Twitter usage.

  7. ratexla 82 months ago | reply

    Lots of Flickr in the beautiful mountains. :)

  8. Calvin2K 78 months ago | reply

    Operation Barbarossa has begun!

  9. Frischluftjunky 72 months ago | reply

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

  10. ratexla 72 months ago | reply

    probably people tweeting excitedly about their overseas flights :)

  11. Blau Zahl 68 months ago | reply

    The really bright spots are islands. The more random ones could be people on boats.

  12. S_P_Morris 61 months ago | reply

    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.

  13. rampant look [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

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  14. deedee4478 30 months ago | reply

    Europe at night from space

  15. eldinasaifina 28 months ago | reply

    look so beautiful😍

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