Map #3 | Sightsmap

Thursday, February 14th, 2013 | andrius

Another interesting web map which shows heat map of Panoramio photos – Sightsmap. This web map is based on Google maps api and the hottest places links photos, streetview, wikipedia, wikivoyage, foursquare etc.  The heat map shows how many photos is in a certain place. It is example how huge amount of open data can be visualized with help of map and cartographic expression.

It would be interesting to see back-end of this map, how big data can be visualized on the web map, how to optimize this process. Also – how it is implemented the process of data update.

Maybe you have more examples like this?



Discover popular sights: the dark and the blue areas on the heatmap have few photos, the red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged.

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