Flickr/Twitter Vision 3D Earth View


Flickrvision – A Global View of Flickr Uploads from digitalurban on Vimeo.

The movie above illustrates Flickrvision, a near real-time update displaying geolocated images uploaded to the photo sharing site Flickr. Updates can be viewed via either Google Maps or in their new custom 3D Earth view.

We have it running on a screen in the office as its simply fascinating (some would say hypnotic) to sit back and watch images being uploaded according to location. Twittervision offers the same but with tweets replacing images, it is almost more compulsive viewing to see what people are twitting about around the globe.

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Flickrvision and Twittervision are coded by David Troy

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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