Eric Fischer, an amateur photographer and data hound from Oakland, California, engineered an ingenious way to map out the locals-only nooks and crannies in some of the world’s most photographed cities.
Some cities (for example Las Vegas and Venice) do seem to be photographed almost entirely by tourists. Others seem to have many pictures taken in piaces that tourists don’t visit. These amazing tourists heatmaps show you the popular tourist spots.
Blue points on the map are pictures taken by locals (people who have taken pictures in this city dated over a range of a month or more).
Red points are pictures taken by tourists (people who seem to be a local of a different city and who took pictures in this city for less than a month).
Yellow points are pictures where it can’t be determined whether or not the photographer was a tourist (because they haven’t taken pictures anywhere for over a month). They are probably tourists but might just not post many pictures at all.
The maps are ordered by the number of pictures taken by locals.
So far, Fischer has mapped 126 cities on six continents and he’s always adding more, and responds to requests.