The guys from Bvisió made this great video (in Catalan) about The Data Republic. We really appreciate the chance to introduce ourselves and our work through their website.
Archive for January, 2012
Some months ago we developed a project on tourist behavior patterns in Barcelona based on the extraction and analysis of geotagged pics uploaded to Flickr by tourists visiting Barcelona. Following that idea, now we have built the Flickr Tourism Indicator 2011.
With this indicator, we want to contribute to identify certain behavior patterns that might be interesting to evaluate the location of new businesses, to better target tourism services or just to improve the mobility and signalization of touristic spots. But this should be as well an interesting way to measure the impact of tourism over cities, not just over the economy but over their public spaces, on the quality of life of their neighborhoods and also their neighbors. We aim to help businesses and organizations in the tourism industry and cities that receive every year millions of visitors who move around their monuments, streets and buy at their shops. Now, we have launch a beta version of the Flickr Tourism Indicator 2011 for Madrid and Barcelona, but we are already working so, very soon, we can incorporate to the indicator some other cities such as New York, London or Paris.
The Flickr Tourism Indicator by The Data Republic stands out as a new, quantitative, objective and smart way to compare the touristic performance and success of different cities, different city’s areas or different tourist attractions, as well as to measure the impact of tourism over cities. That’s smart tourism for smart cities.
Take a look and play with filters and maps!
Last Thursday 12th of January, we were invited to participate in a workshop held by the Medialab-Prado’s Data Journalism Workgroup. We had the chance to introduce The Data Republic to the audience and we discuss a little bit about how we extract data from social networks such as Flickr or Twitter. We really thank the organizers for inviting us and for the great job they are doing.
You can watch the full workshop here.