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Thursday, 30 October 2008

US States according to Flickr Photographers, Maths, Algorithms and Kitten Photos

By Rev Dan Catt
"This is the important part: Many, if not most, of these shapes will look a little weird. Possibly even “wrong”. This is both okay and to be expected for a few reasons, at least."

There's some really exciting work being done at FlickrHQ. Today we released "shape files," exposing that data via the Flickr API. These files show rough, organic outlines of countries, cities, and some neighbourhoods around the globe, based on geodata and clusters and stuff like that. As far as we know, this is new data for the world.

Here's Aaron's post about it... Good work, guys!!

And a delightful surprise, thanks to lawgeek:

Posted at 9:58 pm

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