As much as I love exploring cities, I love the tools which help me to uncover a city: Maps! Luckily we are not the only ones and are excited to see different people producing different maps of beautiful London. We would like to share our favourites with you and kick off with an extract from the Geotaggers ‘ World Atlas by Eric Fisher. Eric produced the pictures by using Flickr locational APIs for over 70,000 pictures and overlayed it on an OpenStreetMap. Enjoy! It’s a beautiful view of London.

You can clearly see that Greenwich in the South East and Kew Gardens in the far West of London are popular places to take pictures. I also think that there are a lot of pictures taken up in Wembley in the North West. Not sure what the cluster that is just north of Canary Wharf is.

Our friends at Flowing Data inform us that trace colours indicate mode of transportation: Black is walking, red is bicycling, and blue is moving by motor vehicle.

Side note: If you have any other beautiful maps geotagged or otherwise we are always keen to look at them!

One Response to “Mapping London – The Geotaggers’ approach”

  1. Alan Says:

    There’s an interesting exhibition about maps coming up:

    Extract from the exhibition description:
    In this exhibition nine artists from across the globe challenge the traditional map. Film, installation, print and audio engage with social and political issues, and new technologies. Artists: Milena Bonilla, Alexandra Handal, Bouchra Khalili, Gayle Chong Kwan, Otobong Nkanga, Esther Polak, Susan Stockwell and Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa.

    http://www.rivingtonplace.org/events

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