European travel patterns

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    60,000 trips (of 20 or more miles each) through 750,000 randomly-chosen geotags, grouped with 10-mile radius, from the Twitter streaming API, August, 2011.

    Are the routes realistic at all? I really have no idea. The especially heavy Twitter usage in the Netherlands and England has got to skew things.

    Simon Oud, antimega, •Don Johnson, and 31 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ♫ Lion ♫ 27 months ago | reply

      Traffic jam in the Eurotunnel;)

    2. wisze 27 months ago | reply

      Great map! The strong route through the Balkan countries is surprising. In the Netherlands the whole road network is visible.

    3. nællo 27 months ago | reply

      Nice one! I'm surprised that so many folks seem to travel the Hamburg-Copenhagen-Malmö-Stockholm-Passage. There really seems to be some demand for the tunnel they are planning...

    4. Zioluc 27 months ago | reply

      veins through Europe

    5. davidkirsten 27 months ago | reply

      The Orient Express comes through loud and clear!

    6. mhsorens 27 months ago | reply

      Great Work!

    7. marmota-b 20 months ago | reply

      I think Twitter / non-Twitter really must skew things. There's very little of Central Europe, yet I doubt the traffic is so much lower here (Prague is one of the most visited cities in Europe, after all). I do not understand how you make these things, but I think something similar to the "See Something or Say Something" map - Twitter and Flickr combined - may give you a better idea.
      I also think this would look better with outlines of Europe underneath, so one could get a better idea where these routes are.
      Still, fantastic work with all these! Thank you very much for sharing.

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