News: Flickr Photos Reveal Harvard's True Colors

Flickr Photos Reveal Harvard's True Colors

Cartograms are usually pretty mundane, but throw in Flickr, Photoshop, and a well-known public place and you have an artistic representation of popular colors. Much more eye-grabbing than your common map.

The colors represent what people on the ground are looking at in the specific physical-cultural landscape. Based off the most recent 2,000 Flickr geotagged photos, Cartogrammar found the average color in each photo, plotted it on the map, and interpolated them into a vivid diagrammatic rendering of our most favorite colors in that area.

Flickr Photos Reveal Harvard's True Colors

The following photos show the process of color coding Boston Common:

Flickr Photos Reveal Harvard's True Colors

Determining the average color:

Flickr Photos Reveal Harvard's True Colors

Plotting the colors where the photo was taken:

Flickr Photos Reveal Harvard's True Colors

Interpolating (blurring) the colors via Photoshop:

Flickr Photos Reveal Harvard's True Colors

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