Colorful Heat Map Pinpoints Most Photographed Places in the World

Colorful Heat Map Pinpoints Most Photographed Places in the World
Design

A Google app map sorts out the cliches from the next big spots

Rachel Pincus
  • 7 january 2015


Is taking a picture in front of the Eiffel Tower is much of a cliche as it seems? Are areas of the world with all the architectural landmarks getting all the attention? And are modern photo-sharing platforms and websites just making all these problems more extreme? Estonian computer scientist and one-time political party founder Tanel Tammet is coming up with a scientific, impartial way of answering some of these questions – and it also happens to be pretty and usable enough to make you want to browse for your next underappreciated vacation spot.

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