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Making History and visualizing millions of photos

// September 24th, 2009 // No Comments » // Representing Earth

This year the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Google teamed up to create “Making History“. The site is “a collective telling of the events of 9/11 through the eyes of those who experienced it, both at the attack site and around the world”. The site uses user submitted photos and videos and overlays them into street view images.

Mapping the World’s Photos

“The recently presented academic paper at the WWW 2009 Conference from a group of computer science academics from Cornell University investigates the collection of roughly 35 million geotagged photos collected from Flickr, uploaded by more than 300,000 users. Their approach used in Mapping the World’s Photos combines content analysis based on text tags and image data with structural analysis based on geospatial data. While individual users of Flickr are simply using the site to store and share photos, their collective activity reveals a striking amount of geographic and visual information about the world.”

- via infosthetics


From the site: “10×10™ (‘ten by ten’) is an interactive exploration of the words and pictures that define the time. The result is an often moving, sometimes shocking, occasionally frivolous, but always fitting snapshot of our world. Every hour, 10×10 collects the 100 words and pictures that matter most on a global scale, and presents them as a single image, taken to encapsulate that moment in time. Over the course of days, months, and years, 10×10 leaves a trail of these hourly statements which, stitched together side by side, form a continuous patchwork tapestry of human life.”

related: Flickr Time