THESE PRETTY CITY MAPS WERE DRAWN BY OUR PATHS THROUGH THEM

This article demonstrates the utility of metadata and the seriousness of government use of metadata in investigations. It also gives a particular insight into the cities featured. Plus, it’s pretty cool. All of these maps were generated by using public metadata from Flickr, an image sharing site, and then overlaying the paths between photos onto the city maps. It was achieved using open platforms as well.

Seeing just how keenly metadata can show, and further predict, behavior is startling when realized in applications such as this that merely hint at the capabilities. Proper awareness, management, and oversight of metadata is crucial both personally and professionally. Metadata tells a story most probably don’t realize is being told.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3045458/these-pretty-city-maps-are-drawn-by-our-movements

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Posted on April 28, 2015, in LS566. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This course (and its topic) is startling in many ways … I’ll add this example to the mix!!

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