Beauty in vectors

The Geotaggers' World Atlas #1: New York

The Geotaggers' World Atlas #4: San Francisco

The Geotaggers' World Atlas #13: Hong Kong

Photographer Eric Fischer is doing some pretty darn cool data visualization in his set, The Geotaggers’ World Atlas. Using geo-tagging tools, his imagination and some fancy Perl scripts, Eric is plotting Flickr photos on a map and highlighting 50 major cities in a vector view. Shown above are New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong. The different colors represent different modes of transportation: Black is walking (less than 7mph), Red is bicycling or equivalent speed (less than 19mph), Blue is motor vehicles on normal roads (less than 43mph); Green is freeways or rapid transit. Lines never looked so cool.

Photos from Eric Fischer.

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Larissa Zimberoff is a freelance writer based in New York. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Salon, Millions, NY Observer, Huffington Post and more.