Partner: Matt Boker
Completed: Fall 2014
Over the past century, photographs have become a staple tool for seeing and understanding the world we live in; cerebrally mapping the places we live. Utilizing the Mosquito-Flickr plug-in in Grasshopper for Rhinoceros, our team queried geotagged images surrounding four New York City neighborhoods: Financial District, Chinatown, DUMBO, and Williamsburg, using a 1/2 mile radius from the latitude/longitude of the neighborhoods centroid. The acquired images display the flavor of the neighborhoods via tourist’s and local’s Flickr uploads. The images were categorized by when they were taken: weekday vs. Weekend, and then further subcategorized by content, including: landmarks, people, and food. The digital map, designed in CartoDB, aims to show the changing patterns of these photo typologies across their varying neighborhood landscapes, with a hover-over feature to display the image, the caption, and the user’s information. The map visualizes the trends of major landmark features, hot spots for people watching, and notable food spots by the Flickr community for the month of November, 2014.
Click here for interactive map.