Flickr Spatial Visualisation

By March 30, 2009 One Comment

(un)photographed Spain from senseablecity on Vimeo.

The movie above comes out of the MIT SENSEable city lab, visualising GPS tagged photographs of Spain on Flickr. Analyzing the tagged information allows MIT to follow the trail that each Flickr photographer travels through Spain.

(Un)photographed Spain maps thousands of these public, digital footprints over one year. As photos overlap in certain locations, they expose the places that attract the photographer’s gaze . In contrast, the absence of images in other locations reveal the unphotographed spaces of a more introverted Spain.

Take a look at for more information and movies on the project.

Link picked up via those nice people over at Very Spatial.


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

One Comment