Eric Fischer’s “Local and Tourists”. A mapping of photos taken from tourists & locals of specific cities.

Some people interpreted the Geotaggers’ World Atlas maps to be maps of tourism. This set is an attempt to figure out if that is really true. Some cities (for example Las Vegas and Venice) do seem to be photographed almost entirely by tourists. Others seem to have many pictures taken in piaces that tourists don’t visit.

Blue points on the map are pictures taken by locals (people who have taken pictures in this city dated over a range of a month or more).

Red points are pictures taken by tourists (people who seem to be a local of a different city and who took pictures in this city for less than a month).

Yellow points are pictures where it can’t be determined whether or not the photographer was a tourist (because they haven’t taken pictures anywhere for over a month). They are probably tourists but might just not post many pictures at all.

Locals and Tourists #11 (GTWA #12): Vancouver

Locals and Tourists #1 (GTWA #2): London

Locals and Tourists #2 (GTWA #1): New York

Locals and Tourists #53 (GTWA #39): Lisbon

Locals and Tourists #106 (GTWA #37): Istanbul

Locals and Tourists #29 (GTWA #23): Dublin

Locals and Tourists #10 (GTWA #10): Toronto

Locals and Tourists #75 (GTWA #93): St. Louis

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