Data Shows Where Locals, Tourists Snap Pictures

Eric Fischer, a 37-year-old computer programmer from Oakland, Calif., created a map using geotagging data on the photo-sharing websites Flickr and Picasa to plot the points in New York (and 71 other cities) captured by shutterbugs. He then devised an ingenious system for separating tourists from locals. A user with many shots of the same city taken over a wide range of dates is deemed to be a local, and marked on the map with blue dots. Tourists get a red dot.

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Eric Fisher’s Flickr Page

Here are the Texas cities if you are interested:

Austin Dallas Houston San Antonio

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