Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Tourist hotspots

 Image above: An interesting take on the impact of technological change on lifestyle by John Atkinson of Wrong Hands  - great cartoons.

Related links to Spatialworlds
GeogSplace (a teaching blog for Year 12 geography)
Spatialworlds website

Australian Geography Teachers' Association website

Where am I??

Adelaide, Australia: S: 34º 55' E: 138º 36'

Tourists v locals: city heat maps show where sightseers flock

Here is an interesting spatial technology application to show tourism patterns and inform tourism development in some of the large sities of the world. Eric Fischer’s fully browsable worldwide map shows blue points for ‘locals’ – tweets by people who have tweeted in the city over a month or more – and red points for ‘tourists’, those who tweeted there less than a month

Blue points on the map are Tweets posted by “Locals”: people who have tweeted in a city dated over a range of a month or more.

Red points are Tweets posted by “Tourists”: people who seem to be Locals in a different city and who tweeted in this city for less than a month.