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25 November 2017





Geotagged Flickr photos reveal Manhattan Apple Store is quite photogenic

flickr photos Geotagged Flickr photos reveal Manhattan Apple Store is quite photogenic

Led by David Crandall, researchers at Cornell University in New York have analyzed 35 million geotagged Flickr photos to produce city and global maps and find the most popular destinations in the world.

The researchers say that the dataset enables them to see “what the world is paying attention to.”  New York City emerged as the most photographed city in the world, while London has four of the top seven photographed points of interest–Trafalgar Square, the Tate Modern art gallery, Big Ben, and London Eye.  Also interesting is the realization that Manhattan’s Apple Store is the fifth most photographed landmark in New York City.

Crandall and his team were displaying their research this week at WWW2009 in Madrid.

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