Heat map of photo locations + using open data for continuous improvement

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Cursor_and_2017_FLickr_Photos_Heatmap-221 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks to Washington, DC’s open data diplomat, Michael Schaede (@MVS202), I received this heat map analysis of photographs I took in 2017. I coned the visualization down to just Washington, DC, because that’s where I enjoy taking photos the most.

In 2018, I can probably venture out of the first 6 wards a little bit more + as is the case in the photos I mostly see taken, they tend to be the more formed parts of a city. Washington, DC, on the other hand, is the best learning lab in the country for societies in formation, so a person can usually find growth and development happening everywhere (see: Thoughts and photos from the gilded ghetto | Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, by Derek Hyra)

Also, from time to time, Flickr, using an opaque algorithm, boosts photos into its Explore pages, which makes them go viral. That’s what happened to this one. The whole experience is a reminder that there’s appreciation of beauty, and then there’s algorithmic faux-appreciation of beauty ๐Ÿ™‚

2017.11.26 Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site, Washington, DC USA 193
2017.11.26 Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site, Washington, DC USA 193 (View on Flickr.com)

From this blog post:

Photo Friday: Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site, Washington, DC USA – More leadership in a world that doesn’t want you to lead

Photos that have been featured on Flickr Explore
Photos that have been featured on Flickr Explore (View on Flickr.com)

For the year of photos (2017) in review:

My Year of Photos (2017)

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