Eric Fischer, a computer program, used geotagging data from Flickr and Picasa to plot maps of New York and 71 other cities, using a system he created for determining which shutterbugs are locals and which are from out of town.
Using this system, we can divine the following:
- Tourists shoot Yankee games, while there are more locals snapping away when the Mets are playing at home
- Locals prefer the Manhattan Bridge, and tourists flock to the Brooklyn Bridge … yet Brooklyn itself is packed with local photogs
- Nobody goes to the Upper West Side (unless he or she lives there)
- Governors Island is about as tourist-free a place as you’ll find in New York